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Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017
The bus had crashed into a four-wheel drive.
Nineteen people had to be rushed to hospital with minor injuries on account of the accident that took place on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road at Advancetown at the early of the morning today.
According to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Station Officer Ray Ware said that the accident was truly a fatal one.
However he added that the tourists were capable to make a narrow escape since their injuries were minor. The paramedics team prioritized the treatment of a pregnant lady who was one of the passengers on the ill-fated bus. Ray Ware told the media that the four wheeler was coming down the hill but suddenly lost control and ended up colliding with the bus that was going up the hill.
The pregnant lady had lower stomach ache after the accident and so was given high priority by the paramedics.
An 18-year-old Japanese tourist, Nanami Fukuda said that she and her friends were completely terrorized when they discovered that their bus was on fire and they could hardly breathe.
Currently the authorities are making efforts to clear the road. It is expected that the roads would reopen about midday.
At least 10 ambulances reached the scene of the accident where the 19 people injured were being assessed by paramedics.
Luckily, none of the injuries were life—threatening. Four of the injured passengers including the pregnant woman were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.
Motorists are likely to face long delays and have been advised to look for an alternate route if they can.