1 dead, others hurt after tour bus rolls on its way to Grand Canyon

Just one particular person is lifeless and other folks have been critically wounded following a tour bus headed to the Grand Canyon crashed in Arizona on Friday, the sheriff’s workplace claimed.

The tour bus, which was managed by a Las Vegas company, was carrying 48 men and women, such as the driver, in accordance to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Place of work.

It rolled and landed on its side about 12:20 p.m. on Diamond Bar Highway on its way toward the Grand Canyon National Park, the officials explained.

A single person was killed, two some others ended up in vital problem and 7 many others were being also taken to a healthcare facility with considerably less really serious accidents, the sheriff’s office environment said.

30-three other folks on the bus had minimal accidents.

The identify of the tour bus firm, and exactly where just it departed from have been not introduced in the sheriff’s statement. The accident is under investigation, it reported.

Photographs of the scene showed the bus on its facet. Some on social media explained helping pull people out of the bus.

The Pink Cross of Arizona tweeted that it was checking the scenario. The company supplies shelter and other support to individuals in require pursuing incidents and disasters.

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Grand Canyon West is about a 126-mile drive from downtown Las Vegas. It’s on the Hualapai Reservation west of Grand Canyon Nationwide Park and has attractions like the Skywalk, which extends about 70 feet about the canyon’s rim.

The Hualapai Tribe reported in a statement that it and its business, the Grand Canyon Resort Company, is “deeply saddened” by the fatal incident.

“As a people today, our hearts go out to those people so deeply affected,” the tribe explained. “We wish fast recoveries to those requiring professional medical interest.”