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SYDNEY (Reuters) – At least 10 people died and 11 were injured after a bus rolled off a ramp at a roundabout in the Hunter region in Australia’s New South Wales state, police said on Monday.

Eighteen passengers were uninjured in the accident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday (1330 GMT) near the town of Greta, about 180 kilometres (112 miles) northwest of Sydney.

The driver of the bus, a 58-year-old man, has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the crash has began, police said.

(Reporting by Renju Jose in Sydney; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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