Canadian tour bus crash kills 3, injures others

Three people were killed and several others were injured after a glacier tour bus rolled in a Canadian national park on July 18, authorities said. 

The sightseeing bus rolled down an embankment at one of the most popular attractions in the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Icefield in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

A photo shows a red bus with wide wheels upside down on rocky terrain.

Twenty-four people, including the driver, were taken to area hospitals, according to Alberta Health Services, which tweeted this message: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, and with all of the patients impacted by this tragedy.”

The snow tour bus, described as an Ice Explorer off-road vehicle, belongs to the tour company Pursuit, which conducts tours in the area, the Calgary Sun reported.

Mounties say there isn’t any evidence a rockslide caused the crash and it could take months before the cause is determined, according to the Edmonton Journal. 

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