At least four killed in tour bus crash near national park

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At least four killed in tour bus crash near national park

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At least four people were killed when a bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park (Picture: Garfield County Sheriffs department)

At least four are dead after tour bus crashed near a national park in southern Utah, authorities said.

The crash occurred Friday morning near Bryce Canyon National Park and also left a number of people seriously injured, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Authorities say it happened near a highway rest stop about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the park entrance. The road was closed in the wake of the incident.

The bus reportedly had thirty people on board.

Pictures from the Garfield County Sheriffs Office show the top of a white bus smashed as it rests mostly off the side of a road near a sign for restrooms.

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First responders are seen here tending to people covered in shiny blankets (Picture: Garfield County Sheriffs Office)

Bryce Canyon is well known for its unique landscape of narrow red-rock spires and is located about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.

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