Four Chinese nationals killed, 26 injured in Utah tour bus crash

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-22 06:46:36|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese tourists were killed and 26 injured in a bus crash in the U.S. state of Utah Friday, according to the Chinese embassy here Saturday.

According to a statement, embassy staff have visited the wounded in local hospitals, and have began contacting relatives of the deceased.

The crash occurred before Friday noon on the state road 12, about 5.6 km west of Bryce Canyon, according to local authorities. Utah Highway Patrol said 31 people were on the bus when the crash took place. Five of the wounded are in critical condition.

According to preliminary investigations, the bus drifted to the right side of the road as it was travelling east. The driver overcorrected to the left and the bus rolled one time. The bus landed on a guardrail during the roll and came to rest on its wheels blocking the westbound lane.

The Chinese embassy will continue to work with local police and hospitals to assist the victims, the statement said.