2 people killed following bus rollover in BC Friday night

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Two people are dead after a bus rolled over on Vancouver Island on Friday night.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Victoria, B.C., says the incident happened on a gravel road between the communities of Port Alberni and Bamfield and that it received a call for assistance at around 10 p.m.

Air Force Capt. David Burneau says three people were airlifted to a hospital in Victoria with serious or critical injuries.

He says the Port Alberni Fire Department transported 35 others to another hospital for minor injuries or as a precaution.

Burneau says there were about 40 people on the bus, all of them believed to be adults.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the RCMP.