Children seriously injured in bus and truck crash

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Several children have been seriously injured after a bus collided with a truck and rolled onto its side in Melbourne's west.

The bus was carrying up to 45 children at the intersection of Exford Road and Murphys Road at Eynesbury about 3.40pm on Tuesday, Victoria Police said.

Police initially said up to eight children were seriously injured in the crash and Ambulance Victoria reported more than 20 hospitalisations.

Ambulance Victoria later clarified that 14 people, including 13 children, were taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries. Ten children were seriously injured.

The other three children and an adult were taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Paramedics assessed dozens more people at the scene, where they remained for more than three hours on Tuesday.

Students from the nearby Exford Primary School were reportedly involved in the crash.

The male driver of the bus sustained minor injuries in the incident, while police were also speaking with the male driver of the truck.

The Country Fire Authority earlier said about six children were trapped.

Major Collision Investigation unit detectives were deployed to the scene, with police urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.