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At least 4 dead, others critically hurt in Utah tour bus crash: Officials 

Michael Warren/iStock(BRYCE CANYON, UT) -- At least four people are dead after a tour bus rolled over on a Utah road, ejecting some passengers, authorities said.

Thirty people, including the driver, were on board when the bus rolled over near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12, Garfield County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Dastrup said.

At least four people are dead after a tour bus rolled over on a Utah road, ejecting some passengers, authorities said.

Thirty people, including the driver, were on board when the bus rolled over near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12, Garfield County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Dastrup said.

There appeared to be "no obvious explanation for the rollover," Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins told ABC News. He said the crash was on "part of the road that had a slight gradual turn," but "not much of a turn."

The Utah Highway Patrol said the bus was carrying Chinese speaking tourists into Bryce Canyon. Following the crash, the Chinese Embassy said it's monitoring the situation.

"We are saddened to hear about the accident in Utah involving a bus carrying Chinese tourists," the Embassy said in a statement. "The Embassy has initiated its emergency protocols, sent personnel to the area, and will assist the victims as needed."

SR-12 is now closed in both directions, about 3.5 miles west of the park. The national park remains open.

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