10/06/2012 09:41 EDT | Updated 12/06/2012 05:12 EST

Bus crash near Slave Lake injures 15

Fifteen people were injured after a passenger bus left the highway 20 kilometres southeast of Slave Lake Saturday.

RCMP believe a mechanical issue caused the bus to leave the road and drive into a wooded area at around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

Fourteen passengers and the driver received minor injuries, with 6 people being transported to a local hospital before being released.