Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4

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A tour bus crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people, authorities said Friday.

The morning crash near Bryce Canyon National Park also left a number of people seriously injured, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

It happened near a highway rest stop about 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the park entrance. The road has been closed.

Further details were not immediately available, including the cause of the crash and the number of people involved, Cpl. Chris Bishop said.

Bryce Canyon is known for its distinctive landscape of narrow red-rock spires and is located about 300 miles (480 kilometres) south of Salt Lake City.