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Eight Catholic school students in NT bus rollover

A bus carrying eight students from a number of Catholic schools including Adelaide's Mercedes College has rolled on an isolated Northern Territory road during a high school excursion.

The students escaped with minor injuries after the minibus rolled on a gravel road 8.6km south of the Lasseter Hwy in Central Australia.

The students were from Years 9 and 10.

Mercedes College Principal Catherine Alcock sent out a letter to the parents of the students involved, stating: "I'm pleased to report that all on board were unharmed."

Students from schools in Tasmania and Victoria were also part of the group. They were part of a group of about 20 who had left Adelaide last Friday to visit the Mimili Aboriginal community.

The Northern Territory News reports that police said the 23 year old driver was unlicensed and will be summonsed to appear on a charge of unlicensed driving. She was flown to Alice Springs Hospital where she was treated and allowed to leave.

Please note that the source article contains a number of factual errors.

Northern Territory News

Mercedes College

12 Sep 2003