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25 July 2011 :: 10:07:42 am 56469

Tour bus rolls down Australia dune, Singaporeans hurt

PERTH, July 25, 2011 - A four-wheel-drive tour bus carrying mostly Singaporeans has rolled down a sand dune north of Perth in Australia, leaving five injured people in hospital on Monday, police said.
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The driver and most of the 33 passengers aboard were injured and rushed to hospitals in Perth by helicopter or ambulance following the incident Sunday, when part of a dune collapsed under the vehicle.

Police said on Monday that five people remained in hospital, including one man in a critical condition with bleeding in the neck and a woman in a serious condition with a broken neck.

Three other tourists remain in a stable condition.

The Desert Storm 4WD Adventures bus, which has monster truck-style wheels and suspension, was attempting to reverse down a sand dune on the outskirts of Lancelin when it tipped onto its side.

“It’s fortunate the vehicle is very purpose-built (for off-road driving),” senior constable Matt Tucker told reporters.

“It’s lucky it wasn’t going up a larger dune.”

Reporter : AFP   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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