Four foreign students die in Seattle bus crash
Seattle, 25 sept:
US officials said that A tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign students have collided in Seattle, Washington state, leaving four people dead.The four victims were foreign students from North Seattle College. Several people were critically injured.Seattle Mayor Ed Murray described the crash as “a terrible tragedy”.
It happened at about 11:00 local time (18:00 GMT) on Thursday. Two smaller vehicles were also involved in the crash.Most of the victims were on board the charter bus. Officials have not said which countries they were from.
Forty-five students and staff members from the school’s international programmes were taking an orientation trip ahead of the school year starting on Monday.Fifty-one people were taken to hospitals. Fire department officials said 12 had critical injuries.
Two witnesses travelling in the opposite direction, Brad Volm and Bradley Sawhill, told the Associated Press news agency they saw the duck boat’s left tyre “lock up” as it swerved into the charter bus. The amphibious vehicles have been involved in multiple fatal accidents.