June 12, 2010 / 4:32 PM / 10 years ago

Swiss bus crash kills two in Canadian tour group

ZURICH (Reuters) - A bus carrying 48 Canadian tourists crashed in the Swiss canton of Valais on Saturday, killing two people and injuring at least 15 others, five of them seriously, police said.

One of the people in the accident near the alpine village of Reckingen was in a critical condition, a spokesman for Valais cantonal police said.

Five helicopters and other emergency vehicles rushed to the scene after the German-registered bus left the road and overturned. The cause of the accident was unclear.

Reporting by Ruben Sprich and Jason Rhodes; Editing by Matthew Jones

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