One person is dead and another injured after a tour bus hit two pedestrians in Banff National Park.
RCMP say initial investigation has determined that the passengers had exited the bus when it arrived at the Castle Mountain Viewpoint this morning.
A man and a woman, both from Ontario, were standing in front of the bus as it rolled down the embankment at the Castle Mountain Viewpoint located west of Castle Mountain junction on Highway 1.
It struck the pair before going over the embankment. The bus came to rest at the bottom of the embankment partially submerged by the river.
A 53-year-old woman died, while a 55-year-old man was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to hospital in Calgary. The severity of his injuries are unknown.
The tour bus was operated by Calgary-based Amazing Travel, said Shawn Zhou, the company's manager.
Zhou said there were 20 passengers on the tour with one driver.
Police said the passengers were taken to a senior's centre in Banff.
The Castle Mountain viewpoint is a popular spot for tourists and hikers in the Bow Valley.
(with files from The Canadian Press)
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