One person dead and 21 injured in a fatal church bus accident near Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA (WJBF) – At least one person is dead after a church bus overturned near Atlanta June 8, 2017.

This is aerial footage of the scene in south Fulton County.

In this image made from video by WSB-TV Atlanta, authorities render assistance to injured people on an overturned church bus, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Atlanta. Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., posted on its Facebook page that one of its buses with its student ministry mission was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport. (WSB-TV via AP)


Officers say a bus carrying a youth group from a church in Huntsville, Alabama overturned and landed on a car.

The group of high school juniors and seniors were headed to the Atlanta airport for a mission trip to South Africa.

At least 21 people were hurt.

Nine of them were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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