MERRITT, BC, Canada – 56 people were injured, 6 critically, in a tourist bus crash south of Merritt, British Columbia.
“Six people are in critical condition. They were taken to the hospital by helicopter,” said a police spokesman Norm Fleming. “Fifteen passengers have fractures, the rest – cuts and scratches. There are about 20 ambulances on site of the crash.”
According to eyewitnesses, the bus hit a bump stop, slid into a ditch and overturned. The reasons for the accident are yet unknown. The bus was en route to Vancouver, some 270 km from Merritt.