A bus for the observation of glaciers has reversed Saturday in a popular tourist site of the Rocky mountains in Alberta (west), causing three fatalities and several serious injuries, reported in the canadian media.
The bus-the field is reversed for some reason on Saturday afternoon in the region of the Columbia glacier, in Jasper national park in Alberta, said public broadcaster CBC.
Pictures posted on social networks by witnesses to the accident show a vehicle overturned on the roof among the rocks, in a slope.
The accident involved a bus of the company Pursuit, which transports the tourists to the edge of the gear’s all-terrain towards the Athabasca glacier, according to CBC.
Out of the 27 passengers on the bus, three adults have died and a number of other passengers were seriously injured”, according to an assessment by the federal police, as quoted by the canadian media.
Several helicopters and land ambulance were mobilised to evacuate the wounded to the hospitals of the region, according to the television.
The accident occurred in one of the most touristic areas of Western canada along the icefields parkway, a highway scenic that runs through the national parks of Banff and Jasper.