A New York Fire Department spokesman said a tour bus overturned on the New England Thruway in the Bronx near the Westchester County line at about 5-30 a.m. (1030 GMT) on Saturday.

New York officials say 13 people have died in a tour bus accident.

A New York Fire Department spokesman said a tour bus overturned on the New England Thruway in the Bronx near the Westchester County line at about 5-30 a.m. (1030 GMT) on Saturday.

The spokesman says the bus was carrying 31 to 33 passengers. He says in addition to the fatalities, six passengers were critically injured and four have been transported to hospitals.

The spokesman says 11 others sustained minor injuries.

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