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9 killed and 20 injured in Oregon bus crash

Nine people have been killed and at least 20 others injured after a bus travelling from Las Vegas to Canada crashed in north east Oregon.

The charter bus skidded off an icy motorway and crashed down an embankment, according to police. State police spokesman Gregg Hastings said:

We are continuing to try and confirm the total number of passengers and number of injured persons transported to area hospital or secondary locations due to severity of injuries

Police said the names of the dead and wounded would not be released until next of kin were notified, which could take several days because many were believed to be from out of the country.