3 dead, 24 injured after bus rollover in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, Canada

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Three people are dead and 24 injured after a glacier sight-seeing bus rolled over near the Columbia Icefield in Alberta’s Jasper National Park.

RCMP Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater said three adults were killed out of a total of 27 on board.

No names are being released as next of kin notifications are underway.

A total of 24 injured people were transported from the crash site to a triage area by helicopters chartered by Parks Canada. From there, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) air ambulance and ground ambulances transported the patients to hospitals in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Hinton and Calgary.

Alberta Health Services said 14 people were in critical, life-threatening condition, four were in serious but stable condition, and six were in stable condition.

Drinkwater said the RCMP Jasper detachment, other police detachments and numerous fire departments, paramedics and Parks Canada responded to the scene of the rollover on the glacier’s moraine at approximately 1 p.m. local time on Saturday.

EMS crews from nine nearby cities and towns responded.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, and with all of the patients impacted by this tragedy,” read an emailed release from AHS.

Three people are dead and 24 injured after a glacier sight-seeing bus rolled over near the Columbia Icefield in Alberta’s Jasper National Park.

RCMP Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater said three adults were killed out of a total of 27 on board.

No names are being released as next of kin notifications are underway.

A total of 24 injured people were transported from the crash site to a triage area by helicopters chartered by Parks Canada. From there, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) air ambulance and ground ambulances transported the patients to hospitals in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Hinton and Calgary.

Alberta Health Services said 14 people were in critical, life-threatening condition, four were in serious but stable condition, and six were in stable condition.

Drinkwater said the RCMP Jasper detachment, other police detachments and numerous fire departments, paramedics and Parks Canada responded to the scene of the rollover on the glacier’s moraine at approximately 1 p.m. local time on Saturday.

EMS crews from nine nearby cities and towns responded.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, and with all of the patients impacted by this tragedy,” read an emailed release from AHS.

STARS confirmed three helicopters from Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie responded to what a spokesperson described as a multiple casualty incident.

The spokesperson said the air ambulance transported a 31-year-old man in critical condition to University of Alberta hospital in Edmonton, a “middle-aged” woman in critical condition to Foothills hospital in Calgary and a 27-year-old woman in serious but stable condition to the Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton.

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