Dozens Hurt as Tour Bus Overturns on SoCal Freeway

Courtesy CNN

Courtesy CNN

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday morning, injuring 52 people on board.

Most of the injuries were minor. Fire officials said most of the passengers were senior citizens and many did not speak English.

The bus went through a chain-link fence off the side of Interstate 210 and ended up on its side down a dirt embankment between the freeway and railroad tracks in Irwindale.

The California Highway Patrol says initial findings were that the bus hit another vehicle, though the exact chain of events is still under investigation.

The bus was from Da Zhen Travel Agency in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park.

U.S. Department of Transportation records indicate Da Zhen received a "satisfactory" rating during its last major review by federal inspectors, in 2010.

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