Two people killed in bus fire identified

Published: Dec. 12, 2017 at 1:34 PM CST
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Shortly after 7 a.m. Carson and Oakland Iowa Fire departments responded to a call of a school bus engulfed in flames, possibly with a driver and child on board.

Police have confirmed that the remains of two individuals were found on the bus. The bodies belong to 74-year-old Donald Hendricks and 16-year-old Megan Klindt.

Police also confirmed that the fire happened at the bus' first stop on its route.

Fire dispatchers contacted Riverside schools who confirmed that it was one of their buses and that they were unable to contact the driver on their cell phone after the call.

According to police scanners deputies arrived at 7:19 and were unable to get on the bus which they reported to be fully engulfed in flames.

Lifenet was initially on standby for the incident but was canceled shortly after deputies arrived on scene.

The fire was contained and the fire is still under investigation.

The situation is still ongoing and we will provide more details as they become available.

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