Gale force winds blow bus off road

Fire and police were called to the bus around 11.10am which had a number of passengers on board. File photo
Fire and police were called to the bus around 11.10am which had a number of passengers on board. File photo

A bus has been blown off the road by gale force winds in Burkes Pass near Fairlie in the South Island.

Fire and police were called to the bus around 11.10am which had a number of passengers on board.

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The bus hadn't tipped over and nobody was injured by the incident, however the bus driver does have minor injuries from a fall.

Mini vans are being driven there from Lake Tekapo to transport the passengers.

Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving in the area.

- NZ Herald

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