A group of students were being evaluated after they were exposed to a malfunctioning diesel gas pump while traveling on a school bus Tuesday in the Glendale area.
Officials responded to the incident at 10:30 a.m. on the northbound 2 Freeway near Mountain Street in Glendale.
The bus was carrying 40 fifth grade students and two teachers from Sunrise Elementary School in Boyle Heights, according to a news release. Seven female students were exposed to desiel fuel and were taken to nearby hospitals, according to the news release.
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The students were on their was to Clear Creek Camp for a field trip.
Seven students "somehow got diesel on them," Luz Maria Castellanos said, the school's communications manager.
A second school bus arrived at the scene to pick up the remaining students.
It was unclear if any of the students were injured.
No further information was available.