Most passengers on fatal New York bus crash were Canadian, officials say

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Officials in New York say most of the 23 people on board a bus that crashed on U.S. Highway 87 Friday, leaving at least one person dead, were Canadian citizens.

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) said in a statement sent to Global News that it was aware of the death of a Canadian citizen in the United States, as well as two Canadians who were injured in the incident.

GAC said it was following up with local authorities to confirm the involvement of other potential Canadians.

Warren County Director of Public Affairs Don Lehman also says at least two passengers on the bus travelling from Montreal to New York City were Swiss citizens.

New York State Police said one person is dead and 11 others were injured after the Skyway Coach Line tour bus crashed in Lake George, N.Y. at around 12:50 p.m. Friday.

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The injured individuals, including one person police say suffered serious injuries, were brought to nearby hospitals.

FlixBus, a company owned by Germany-based Flix which also owns Greyhound, says a long-distance bus operating on its behalf was involved in the crash.

Lehman says eight passengers have continued their journey to New York City since Friday afternoon.

–with files from Alessia Maratta, Global News

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