Dave McKenna, president of the Banff Jasper Selection, explained to CNN an off-street ice explorer was included in an accident en route to the Athabasca Glacier on Saturday all-around 2 p.m. MT (4 p.m. ET).
The Athabasca Glacier is on the Columbia Icefield, in the Canadian Rockies, about 3 and a 50 percent several hours northwest of Calgary.
“I would like to increase our deepest condolences to the relatives and pals of the deceased as nicely as extend our utmost sympathy to those who were being injured in yesterday’s accident,” McKenna mentioned in an emailed statement.
Clients in critical problem
The Royal Canadian Mounted Law enforcement and Occupational Health and Protection are investigating the crash, according to the assertion.
It claimed 24 individuals experienced been taken to clinic, 14 in a critical issue. Air ambulances and helicopters also responded to the incident.
“To individuals who misplaced a cherished one particular in yesterday’s bus crash at the Columbia Icefields, know that we are right here for you and are retaining you in our thoughts. We also desire a comprehensive recovery to all those who ended up wounded. And to the initially responders, thank you for your swift motion and challenging get the job done,” Trudeau said.