1 Jan 2013

Fatal bus crash in Oregon

9:59 am on 1 January 2013

Nine people died and 26 were treated in hospital after a tour bus crashed through a guard rail and plunged 30 metres downhill in Oregon, USA.

Around 40 travellers were believed to have been on board when the vehicle veered off Interstate 84 down an embankment on Sunday morning.

The passengers were reportedly South Korean tourists on a casino outing.

According to reports, the bus was travelling from Las Vegas to Vancouver, British Columbia.

The BBC reported the injured were treated at St Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.