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    Oregon Bus Crash Kills Nine, Injures Dozens

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    Posted on January 2, 2013 To

    News video of a tragic scene in Oregon’s ice and snow tells the story – nine people are dead and three dozen more injured following a bus crash Sunday morning off of a mountainous highway in the state’s northeast corner. Steep slopes and ice made the rescue effort even more difficult as paramedics and ambulance companies from the region tried to make their way to those in the tour bus that had rolled down the steep slope after crashing through a guardrail. Most of the passengers are reported to be Korean and language also was a barrier in the recovery efforts, the media reported. The 49 people on the bus ranged in age from 7 to 74. Some passengers were asleep but at least two reportedly told authorities that the bus was traveling too fast down the mountain. Many of the passengers were ejected or partially ejected from the bus and roadside triage had to be set up, officials said. The Oregon State Police identified the bus to be operated by a Vancouver, Canada company and was returning there following a trip to Las Vegas. Authorities investigating the matter are said that it will take weeks to figure out what happened.