What an absolute tragedy.
Dozens of tourists were sightseeing in Seattle on Thursday morning when a freak accident caused a duck boat to crash into a tour bus killing four and critically injuring a further 44.
Witnesses say an amphibious vehicle was merging into the left lane on the Aurora Bridge at about 11 a.m., when a mechanical issue forced the boat into oncoming traffic, slamming into a bus carrying 45 international students.
In addition to the two large modes of transportation, another two cars were involved in the accident.
At least two of the deaths reportedly occurred on the bus, which fronted a large majority of the damage, while it's still unclear where the remaining fatalities took place.
We wish everyone injured a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with the friends and families of those who passed.
[Image via Ted S. Warren/AP Photo.]