Nine people were killed and 39 injured when a bus crashed Sunday in the north-eastern United States, a news report said.
The driver lost control on an icy road, and the vehicle broke through a guardrail and tumbled 30 metres near Pendleton, Oregon, at around 10:30 am (1830 GMT), the Oregonian newspaper said online, quoting authorities, DPA reported.
The driver was seriously injured and could not yet be questioned on the details of the accident, the report said.
The bus was returning to Vancouver, Washington, from Las Vegas, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Rough terrain was hampering rescue, and emergency workers formed rope teams to recover survivors, the report quoted officials as saying.