Multiple fatalities after Texas church bus crash

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Several people were killed when a church van carrying senior citizens heading home from a retreat had a head-on collision with another vehicle on Wednesday about 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas, law enforcement officials said.

There was no immediate information given about the exact number of fatalities in the accident that took place in Uvalde County. The church van was carrying 14 people at the time of the accident, the San Antonio Express-News cited a state trooper as saying.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his wife extended their condolences to the victims.

"We are saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected," he said in a statement.

First Baptist New Braunfels said on its Facebook page a group of senior adults affiliated with the church was involved in the accident.

"We have heard that there have been fatalities, but we have not received any official details from the local authorities," it said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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