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No NTSB investigators for Tenn. bus crash due to shutdown

Posted on October 3, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — NBC News reported that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cannot send investigators to a Tennessee bus crash that resulted in eight fatalities and injured 14 because of the government shutdown. NTSB's director of communications told the news outlet that all highway investigators have been furloughed.

The bus was carrying 18 people, including the driver, when it overturned at about 2 p.m. It was taking senior citizens who belonged to a church group to a gospel music gathering in Gatlinburg, Tenn. For the full story, click here.

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