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23 Tourists Hurt In NH Tour Bus Crash

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(credit: Kayti Burt Littleton Courier)

This tour bus overturned in Littleton, New Hampshire Monday night. Several people were hurt. (credit: Kayti Burt Littleton Courier)

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LITTLETON, N.H. (CBS/AP) – State Police say 23 people were hurt when a tour bus crashed on a snowy and icy highway in New Hampshire late Monday night.

The bus was carrying about two dozen Korean tourists from Quebec to Boston when the driver lost control on Interstate 93 south around 8 p.m. The bus rolled on its side into the median, injuring almost everyone aboard.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports

State police said early Tuesday five passengers were being treated for serious injuries and 18 for lesser injuries.

The bus was operated by PRT Tours of Ridgefield, New Jersey.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

This is the third tour bus accident in the Northeast this month.

The crash of a bus headed from an Uncasville, Conn., casino to New York City killed 15 people. A crash on a New Jersey highway killed two.

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