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1 killed, 2 seriously injured when bus skids off Norway road

  • The wreckage of a bus is seen in Valldal, near Geiranger, on the south west coast of Norway, Saturday, July 30, 2016. One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said. The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP)

    The wreckage of a bus is seen in Valldal, near Geiranger, on the south west coast of Norway, Saturday, July 30, 2016. One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said. The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The wreckage of a bus is seen in Valldal, near Geiranger, on the south west coast of Norway, Saturday, July 30, 2016. One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said. The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP)

    The wreckage of a bus is seen in Valldal, near Geiranger, on the south west coast of Norway, Saturday, July 30, 2016. One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said. The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Norwegian police say one person was killed and two people were seriously injured when a tourist bus skidded off the road in the middle of the Nordic nation.

The accident happened Saturday in the mountains and fjords near the city of Aalesund, 550 kilometers (340 miles) northwest of Oslo, Norway's capital.

Police say on Twitter it was "a foreign tourist bus" with approximately 40 people on board but didn't immediately provide further details.

The Norwegian newspaper VG posted a photo of a white bus lying upside down with rescue personnel next to it. The newspaper said it had fallen 6 meters (20 feet) into a ravine.