Several people had died and around six more were severely injured when a bus carrying tourists crashed in New Zealand’s North Island, rescue service underway.
On Wednesday, New Zealand Police has reported that around 20 people were in the bus when it crashed and rolled on a highway about 12.5 miles (20 Kilometers) West of Rotorua, which is a popular tourist spot known for its hot springs.
Rescue Department said that “Police can advise there have been fatalities in the crash, however the number cannot yet be confirmed.”
Media reports claimed that the passengers included tourists from China and a Mandarin translator had arrived at the crash spot to offer aid to the survivors.
Six more feared dead in the bus crash, added source.
St. John Ambulance service has said that five helicopters and five ambulances had been dispatched and patients were being lifted to hospitals around the region to provide immediate medical aid.
It continued that two people had serious injuries, four medium, and a further 15 were undergoing assessment.
Attempts to connect the Chinese Embassy in Wellington were unproductive.
More details are awaited.