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Bryce Canyon tour bus crash leaves four people dead and dozens injured
20 September 2019, 20:59
Four people have died and around 30 people are injured after a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon, in Utah, USA.
Utah Highway Patrol confirmed a number of the injured are in a critical condition following the incident on the SR-12.
A spokesman said the passengers were Chinese-speaking tourists.
The crash occurred on state route 12 at around 12:10 a.m. local time, about 3.5 miles west of the park, according to authorities and the park.
A spokesman for Intermountain Garfield Memorial Hospital tweeted that the small facility in the tiny town of Panguitch had received 17 patients. Of those, three people were in critical condition, 11 in serious condition and three in fair condition.
At least four fatalities are confirmed in the #SR12BusCrash. Multiple critical injuries. UHP PIO is enroute from Salt Lake and will be on scene as soon as possible.— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) September 20, 2019
All 30 people on board, including the driver, sustained injuries and at least 7 are considered in critical condition, Garfield County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Denise Dastrup told local reporters.