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Bus radiator mishap burns 4 Wash. school kids

Monday - 6/18/2012, 9:45pm  ET

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - A Mukilteo (Muk-al-TEO), Wash., School District spokesman says four third-graders suffered minor leg burns when a school bus radiator malfunctioned, sending steam through the floor of the bus.

Spokesman Andy Muntz said the four were taken to a hospital for treatment Monday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported.

They were part of a Fairmount Elementary School class returning after a field trip. Teachers and parents were also on the bus. The spokesman says steam blasted through the floor when the radiator blew out on the rear-engine bus. The burned students were sitting above the engine.

Another bus picked up the remaining students, teachers and parents.

Mukilteo is south of Everett.


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