53 Injured in Intercity Coach Crash in British Columbia, Canada as Temperatures Drop to -3.9C

1: on saturday, more than 50 people were injured in an intercity coach crash in british columbia, canada. in response to the crash, british columbia’s interior health authority issued a code orange. the crash happened near the town of merritt and the conditions of those taken to hospital have not been disclosed. premier david eby expressed his shock and sadness at the “serious” incident.

2: a special weather statement issued at 16:24 (12:24 gmt) warned of “challenging” travel conditions due to heavy snow, ice pellets and freezing rain. the crash happened about 160 miles (260km) from the provincial capital, victoria, and all railway services between canada’s two biggest cities, toronto and montreal, were cancelled for christmas day.

3: the train derailment happened on christmas day due to poor weather conditions. premier david eby expressed his thoughts to those impacted by the crash, their loved ones, and the first responders and health-care workers. the crash happened in british columbia, canada, where temperatures had dropped to -3.9c on saturday. it is not known what caused the crash.


By Evey Lovelace

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