Mounties in this province say they have been asked to perform next-of-kin notifications in and outside the Lower Mainland following a bus crash in Oregon yesterday.

Oregon police say the bus carrying 40 people crashed in the state's northeast, killing nine people and injuring about 20 others.

They say the bus was on its way to Vancouver from Las Vegas and was owned by a Vancouver company called Mi Joo travel.

R-C-M-P Sergeant Peter Thiessen declined to answer questions on the nationalities of the people involved, saying only the Mounties have been asked to contact next of kin in the lower mainland and beyond.