Thursday, 9 February, 2023

Canada coach crash leaves more than 50 injured

Canada coach crash leaves more than 50 injured

More than 50 people have been injured in an intercity coach crash in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

It happened near the town of Merritt, where temperatures dropped to -3.9C on Saturday.

British Columbia's Interior Health authority has issued a Code Orange, meaning services are responding to a disaster or mass casualties.

It is not known what caused the crash, which happened about 160 miles (260km) from the provincial capital, Victoria.

Fifty-three people were taken to hospital following the incident. Their conditions have not been disclosed by the local health authorities.

Premier David Eby said he was "shocked and saddened" to hear of the "serious" incident.