31 Students Injured In Southern Indiana Bus Crash

CENTRAL, Ind. (AP) _ A spokesman for a northwest Indiana church says 31 female Hammond Baptist Schools students were injured when a bus rolled on its side on a road in the southern part of the state, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.

First Baptist Church of Hammond Administrative Pastor Eddie Lapina told The Times of Munster that a girl with a possible broken arm was brought by helicopter to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, and two more were taken there by ambulance. WLKY-TV reports all three were in fair condition.

The remaining 28 students were taken to Harrison County Hospital. WLKY reported they were in stable condition.

The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. in Central, about 25 miles southwest of Louisville. Lapina says the students were headed to a school retreat.