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Bus with Swiss tourists flips over in Norway

July 29, 2014, 16:10 UTC+3
Three people reported dead
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©  EPA/Anne-Elisabeth Bergvassmo

OSLO, July 29. /Yuri Mikhailenko for ITAR-TASS/. A bus with tourists flipped over in the north of Norway on route E6 near Trones settlement (Namsskogan community). Police directorate of the Nord-Trondelag county told ITAR-TASS that the bus belonged to a Swiss travel company. The identities and nationality of the 16 passengers and the driver are currently being specified.

According to reports of healthcare services, three people died in the accident, and one is in a critical condition. He was sent on an emergency helicopter to hospital. The rest of the injured are brought to nearby healthcare facilities in ambulance cars.

Norwegian media report that the bus collided with the stone road fence, strayed off from the road and flipped over. Causes of the accident are unclear yet. A Sea King emergency helicopter has been sent to the site. Traffic on the highway has been blocked in both directions.

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