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2 dead, 21 hurt in tour bus wreck

A tour bus returning from Iowa crashed on Interstate 90 outside Austin, Minnesota, late Wednesday afternoon.
A tour bus returning from Iowa crashed on Interstate 90 outside Austin, Minnesota, late Wednesday afternoon.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bus carrying senior citizens returning from casino trip in Iowa overturns in Minnesota
  • Minnesota official: "All 23 people on board were either injured or killed"
  • At least 10 ambulances, several medical helicopters rush to the scene
  • Weather conditions were good when the bus lost control on Interstate 90 near Austin
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(CNN) -- Two people were killed and 21 others were injured Wednesday when a tour bus went out of control and overturned on a freeway outside Austin, Minnesota, state authorities said.

The bus, which was carrying senior citizens, overturned on Interstate 90 about three miles west of Austin, landing in a ditch off the right side of the roadway. At least 10 ambulances and several medical helicopters were called to the scene.

"All 23 people on board were either injured or killed," said Andy Skoogman, spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Weather conditions were good when the bus, headed east, crossed the highway median, crossed over westbound lanes and overturned, Skoogman said.

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The cause of the accident was not immediately known, he said. Investigators talked with some passengers, he said, but had not yet talked with the driver.

CNN affiliate KAAL reported the bus was returning to Rochester, Minnesota, from a trip to a casino in Northwood, Iowa.