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By Dareh Gregorian


A charter bus carrying dozens of members of the music band from the University of Washington to a game at rival Washington State University sided on Thursday at a Interstate ice road, authorities said.

More than 40 students and employees on the bus were taken for treatment at local hospitals, but there were no reports of serious injuries, the patrolman of the Washington State Patrol, John Bryant, tweeted after the Thanksgiving accident.

The bus was one of six that were heading to the confrontation of the Apple Cup on Friday. Pullman when he overturned at 5:26 pm PT, said Bryant. According to the school, there were 56 people on board, mostly members of the Husky Marching Band of the University of Washington and spirit squads.

A member of the gang who took a picture of the accident said the bus had gone out of control before it was dumped in a ditch near the town of George, reported NBC affiliate K5News. The road was extremely icy at the time, officials said.

Many of the injured were treated and released.

"The reported injuries were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but it is believed that the injuries are not critical," said University of Washington spokesman Victor Balta. "The University is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, and to make them return safely to their trip to Pullman."

The equipment and luggage of the band were removed from the bus later. , and was towed at around 2 am local time on Friday, Bryant said.

Associated Press contributed.

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