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56 injured after tour bus roll over in BC

6 suffered critical injuries

 Dozens of people were injured, six of them critically, when a tour bus rolled over Thursday on a mountain highway in British Columbia.

RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said all 56 passengers suffered some sort of injury when the southbound bus crashed at about 3 p.m. on the Coquihalla Highway, about 30 kilometres south of Merritt. The area is about a three-hour drive northeast of Vancouver.

Six of the passengers were in critical condition and 15 were seriously hurt. The rest suffered bumps, bruises and cuts requiring stitches, he said.

Flemming said the cause of the accident is under investigation. However, he said the bus was the only vehicle involved.

The bus was headed to the Vancouver area from the Okanagan region in B.C.'s Interior and two interpreters were accompanying passengers. Flemming described the passengers as Asian, but he had no additional information.

Kelsie Carwithen of B.C. Emergency Health Services said six helicopters and 19 ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Grace Kucey of Kelowna General Hospital said her facility and a hospital in Kamloops were under a code orange.

Kucey said Kamloops was expecting about 40 passengers, with the rest heading to Kelowna.

Kapeel wants to do stuff here before I get busy with school and since it's the last long weekend where the weather will be nice. I did run the idea of the party by him. He didn't say anything either way about whether he'd want to go. I can hazard a guess he wouldn't want to. I'm sure he wouldn't mind me going, but then by the time I bus there Sun afternoon and back here Monday afternoon/evening (I'd have to sepnd some time at home on Monday I guess!), the weekend would be gone.
 
On a related note, reading the thread on the invite page, I looked up Hamilton fireworks by laws, out curiosity. I only skimmed it over, but it looks at a glance that you need to apply for and get approved for a permit to possess/sell/ignite fireworks. Better be careful with that one!
 
Bus here? You can drive it - But yeah, I get it - no worries
 
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