At least six people died and 18 were injured in a multi-vehicle accident, including a bus of high school students, on a highway in the US state of Ohio.
Two of the fatal victims were 18 years old and the third was 15. The rest were adults, aged 56, 45 and 39, local authorities said.
Among the injured, transported to the hospital, were 15 students, the bus driver and two drivers of other vehicles.
Five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a bus carrying students and chaperones from the Tuscarawas Valley School District in eastern Ohio, Licking County Emergency Management Agency Director Sean Grady said.
Of the five vehicles, three caught fire in an accident in which the cause is still unknown, authorities added.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the national and state flags to be flown at half-mast on all public buildings in the area by Saturday, encouraging other buildings in the region to follow suit.