PERTH, Australia - Thirteen children from Indonesia and Malaysia were taken to hospital after their bus rolled over and crashed into a ditch in Western Australia, police said Thursday.
The children, aged between 10 and 12, were heading with eight adults to Lake Leschenaultia for a camping trip on Wednesday evening when the driver appeared to lose control of the bus, which "careered into a drainage ditch".
"Three suffered injuries including suspected broken bones, and all were taken to hospital for observation," police said in a statement.
"Although the injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening." Eight children remained in two Perth hospitals on Thursday in a stable condition.
Eight adults were also hospitalised, although their injuries were not known, with seven still being treated.
Investigators said they were looking into whether fog was a factor in the crash, which took place at Gidgegannup, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Perth.
The children and adults were members of environmental groups E-ija in Malaysia and Tunas Indonesia, The West Australian newspaper said. The breakdown of nationalities was not immediately known.