Oregon Tour-Bus-Crash Rescue Proved Difficult

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Posted on 1st January 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Rescuers had a difficult time getting to and helping the victims of a bus accident in Oregon that killed nine passengers and injured another three dozen Sunday morning, according to The New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/us/scale-of-oregon-bus-crash-that-killed-9-hindered-response.html?_r=0

Ten local ambulance corps responded to the accident site off icy Interstate 84 in Pendleton, where a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and fell down a ravine. EMTs had to carry victims on stretchers up from the bottom of the dangerous, slippery ravine, The Times reported.

And many of the passengers only spoke Korean, making communication difficult. Finally, some of the victims had been thrown from the bus, and their personal identification was difficult to locate, according to The Times.

The bus was on its way to its point of origin, Vancouver, from a trip to Las Vegas.

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