Survivors of Tanzania School Bus Crash Flown to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – Three children flew into Charlotte Sunday night, the only survivors of a school bus crash in Tanzania that killed dozens of people. Samaritan’s Purse is bringing them to America for medical help.

In all, 32 children and 3 adults died when the school bus they were on swerved off a steep road in Tanzania a week ago.

The bus fell into a ravine.

Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse offered a DC-8 to fly the only three survivors, three children to the United States for medical care.

“Terrible. It’s awful. And this is, we just hope that these three children, treating them, helping them, loving them, seeing them helped will bring just a little bit of comfort and grace to the situation,” says Jim Dailey, with Samaritan’s Purse.

After arriving in Charlotte, the children were transferred to another flight, which will take them to Sioux City, Iowa for the medical care.