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Three injured in mine bus incident Thursday

A bus carrying workers to Mount Polley Mines Thursday went off road right and rolled onto its side due to poor road conditions. - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A bus carrying workers to Mount Polley Mines Thursday went off road right and rolled onto its side due to poor road conditions.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Three people were taken to the hospital Thursday after a bus travelling with workers to Mount Polley Mines went off road right due to poor road conditions, flipping onto its side.

The incident occurred about one kilometre up the Bootjack FSR road to the mine around 6:15 p.m.

"A 43-year-old female was airlifted to Kamloops for possible non-life-threatening back injuries and two people were taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital and released later that evening," Williams Lake RCMP Sgt. Rick Lebeuf said Friday.

Initially it was reported there were 45 people on the bus, however, when the RCMP arrived it was determined there were ten passengers plus the driver.

The matter is still under investigation, Lebeuf said.

 

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