CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Six people have been confirmed dead after an elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga.

Police have said the bus crash sent 23 people to area hospitals and 35 schoolchildren were on the bus Monday afternoon.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the hospital. Melydia Clewell, spokeswoman for the district attorney, confirmed the number.

The school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene. Police say the ages of the students ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.

The bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary.

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