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New York Tour Bus Crash Kills 2, Injures 35

Monday, July 18, 2011

A blown tire was likely what caused a tour bus to veer off a highway and overturn in western New York, killing two passengers and seriously injuring three others on Sunday, state police said.

The bus, carrying Indian nationals from Washington, D.C., to Niagra Falls, lost control Sunday and ran off Interstate 390 55 miles south of Rochester, police spokesman Mark O'Donnell said.

Thirty-five people were injured.

Investigators believe "there was a flat tire just prior to the accident" but the cause of the crash is still under investigation, O'Donnell said on Monday.

With the Associated Press

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