Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes on Canadian highway

According to Ornge ambulance there has been a bus collision on Highway 401 near Prescott Ont. involving 30-40 passengers Multiple injuries reported after bus crash on Hwy. 401 near Prescott
Glenn Montgomery | 07 June, 2018, 15:28

Monday on the highway near the canadian capital of Ottawa crashed a bus carrying Chinese tourists. A number of victims suffered serious injuries, including 5 people who are listed in critical condition.

A truck driver who passed the scene of the crash said he could see passengers standing outside the bus who appeared to have facial injuries.

Aiden Liang, the owner of the Union Tour Express bus company, said the bus left from Ottawa on Monday and was bound for Toronto.

Emergency services in Ontario are responding to a major accident involving a passenger bus, officials and witnesses say.

According to initial reports, the bus ended up in a ditch along WB Highway 401, near Blue Church Road.

"It's going to take some time to investigate", Const. Suzanne Runciman said.

Ontario Provincial Police say Highway 401 west of Prescott has been closed due to a collision.

The Chinese Embassy said on Twitter that it was "very much concerned" about the condition of the injured passengers and was in contact with Canadian authorities.

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

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

McIntyre said others injured in the crash are believed to be "walking wounded" who've been taken to other hospitals.

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