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Two boys stable after NSW bus crash

AAP logoAAP 16/11/2016

Two boys airlifted to a Sydney hospital are in a stable condition after two school buses crashed south of Wollongong.

Forty students from the private Illawarra Christian School were on board when the buses collided in Albion Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The Premier Illawarra buses were reportedly travelling in convoy in an 80km/h zone.

A seven-year-old was thrown through a window and onto the road resulting in serious head injuries and a 10-year-old sustained abdomen and leg injuries after being "thrown around" inside one of the buses, an ambulance spokesman said.

Four other children and an adult were taken to Wollongong Hospital with minor injuries.

Police are investigating the crash.

Premier Illawarra would not comment on whether the buses were fitted with seatbelts.

According to NSW Transport, Premier Illawarra operates under an outer metropolitan bus service contract which is not included in the roll out of seatbelts on school buses.

A $200 million state government project aims to install seatbelts on almost 1700 buses which only run school services in rural and regional areas by the end of 2023.

At this stage 432 buses have been fitted with seatbelts, a spokeswoman for the Transport department said.

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