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Chinese tourist dies after eastern Ontario bus crash

07 June, 2018, 15:30 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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"The only thing we know is there are injuries", said Acting Sergeant Tina Hunt of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The accident happened at about 2:45 p.m. ET on Monday when a bus crashed on Highway 401 near Prescott, a small town on the border with the US state of NY.

OPP said the tour bus was carrying 37 tourists at the time, all from China.

At least 24 people were injured in the accident with a tourist bus in the canadian province of Ontario, four of them suffered serious injuries.

According to her, on a scene there arrived emergency crews and immediately found the bus in the ditch near the highway.

Aiden Liang, a manager at Massachusetts-based Union Tour Express, said he had heard one of their buses was involved in the collision, but did not have any further information. "The passengers' side of the bus got quite heavily damaged, thus all the injuries".

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"All of the people that we have received are all Mandarin-speaking", said spokeswoman Abby McIntyre.

The bus belongs to travel company LLTOURTU, which is registered in the United States.

The hospital in nearby Brockville said on Twitter that it had received five patients, all in critical condition.

Fifteen ambulances, two helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft have been deployed to the scene, he said, with patients taken to Ottawa and Kingston.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene and Ornge officials warned that as many as 30 people were hurt, some seriously.

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