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Tragedy Strikes High School Students on Bus Trip

Californian high school students on their way to visit a university were caught up in a deadly crash when their bus was struck by a truck.

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Image: Los Angeles-area students were on a 13-hour journey to Humboldt State University when their bus crashed into a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif.

A group of Los Angeles-area students were on a 13-hour journey to Humboldt State University when their bus crashed into a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Both vehicles caught fire.

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Image: Emergency personnel help a survivor of a wreck at the scene of a traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California

Emergency personnel help survivors of the wreck. At least 10 people were killed, including the drivers of both vehicles, three chaperones and five students.

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Scene of a bus crash near Orland, California.

An aerial view of the scene. The FedEx truck had crossed the divider on Interstate 5, side-swiped a car and then slammed into the bus head-on, authorities said.

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Image: Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene where a truck and a tour bus collided near Orland

Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene.

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Image: Survivors wait to be transported at the scene of a collision of a tractor-trailer and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California

Survivors wait to be transported away from the scene of the collision. Passengers climbed through the broken windows, and one person escaped with his clothes on fire, witnesses said.

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A California Highway Patrol officer shines his light on a yellow blanket covering one of the victims of the crash.

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