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Seattle hotels offer free rooms to family of tour bus accident victims

The Seattle Hotel Association helped arrange free accommodation to family members coming to Seattle to be with victims of the deadly Aurora Bridge collision.

RELATED: 4 dead, 12 in critical condition after amphibious tour vehicle collides with bus on Seattle bridge

Jenne Neptune, president of the Seattle Hotel Association, says there are 19 people currently in Seattle that the hotel association helped accommodate.

On Thursday, a Ride the Ducks vehicle collided with a charter bus carrying North Seattle College staff and students.

Four students of the college were killed. They were identified as Claudia Derschmidt, a 49-year-old woman from Austria, Privando Putradanto, an 18-year-old man from Indonesia, Mami Sato, a 36-year-old woman from Japan, and Runjie Song, a 17-year-old girl from China.

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The kind act by area hotels began with a call from the Seattle mayor’s office—who is working with Neptune for help accommodate incoming families. 

25 area hotels are participating. 

Read more on the accident here.

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