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9 die as tour bus slides off icy highway in Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. — A tour bus crashed through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway and went several hundred feet down a steep embankment Sunday, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others, authorities said.

The charter bus carrying about 40 people lost control about 10:30 a.m. on the snow- and ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84, according to the Oregon State Police.

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