1 dead, others hurt after roll of tour bus en route to Grand Canyon


One person was killed and others were seriously injured after the crash of a tour bus that crashed the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Friday.

The tour bus, which was managed by a Las Vegas company, was carrying 48 people, including the driver, according to the Mowe County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said it turned onto Grand Baron National Park on Diamond Bar Road at 12:20 pm and rolled over.

One person died, two others were in critical condition and seven others were also taken to the hospital with less serious injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Thirty-three other people on the bus suffered minor injuries.

The name of the tour bus company, and from where he had gone at all, was not released in the sheriff’s statement. The accident is being investigated.

Pictures of the scene showed the bus on its side. Some people on social media described helping people get out of the bus.

The Red Cross of Arizona tweeted that it was monitoring the situation. The agency provides shelter and other assistance to those in need of the following accidents and disasters.

Grand Canyon West is 126 miles from downtown Las Vegas. It is on the Hwalpai Reservation west of Grand Canyon National Park and has attractions such as the skywalk, which extends about 70 feet to the rim of the valley.


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