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37 injured in N.Y. when 5 school buses collide

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Five school buses carrying 170 eighth-graders on a field trip crashed into each other Tuesday on a highway onramp, and 37 children and adults suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

The accident occurred when the first bus in the group slowed as it merged into traffic, police spokesman Joe Cecile said

"It was an accordion reaction," Cecile said.

The students were on their way from Auburn to downtown Syracuse to see a play.