Published: Sat, September 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4

Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4

Utah Highway Patrol later confirmed at least four people have died and there may be more casualties as the response unfolds.

Three passengers were taken to Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Madigan said. Three of those people were in "fair" condition, the hospital said, while 14 remained in critical or serious condition.

Bryce Canyon has the world's largest concentration of irregular columns of rock, called hoodoos, according to the National Park Service website. Updates on the conditions of all the patients will be provided at a later time, he said. The National Transportation Safety Bureau said it is sending a 10-person team to assist the investigation.

But weather did not appear to be a factor, State Highway Patrol and Garfield County Sheriff's Department officials said.

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Romero said her home, located along a creek, was not in danger of flooding as it sits on stilts, like many others nearby. Coastal counties, including Brazoria, Matagorda and Galveston, got the most rainfall since Imelda formed on Tuesday.

SALT LAKE CITY-A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed as it headed to a national park in southern Utah, killing four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said on Friday, Sept. 20. "We are thankful to authorities in Utah for their assistance".

China's embassy in Washington said on Twitter that it had initiated its emergency protocols and sent personnel to assist the victims.

It posted pictures of the mangled bus, with its roof partly caved in, on the side of the main highway leading to the park entrance.

Utah's Governor, Gary Herbert, echoed the sentiments of the Garfield County Sheriff's Office and the Chinese Embassy, saying in a tweet that his "heart sank when I heard the news that a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon". The park, about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, draws more than 2 million visitors a year.

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