Four people traveling in one helicopter died after the crash took place near Sea World in Gold Coast, Australia
Authorities in Queensland Australia have said that four people have died, including two British nationals, after a helicopter midair collision, near Sea World in Gold Coast.
According to a report by the BBC on Monday, January 2, all four who died were traveling in the same helicopter, while three other people have been reported critical.
The information regarding the two UK citizens was revealed by the foreign office spokesperson, as per the report. The spokesperson also said that officials were supporting the families of the victims.
The passengers of the other helicopter suffered minor injuries, after it made an emergency landing.
The accident happened at 2 p.m. local time, when the park was packed with families enjoying their summer vacations.
A statement by Gary Worrell, Queensland Police Acting Inspector, quoted in the report said, as per the initial information, the helicopter collided after one was taking off, while another was landing.
“It’s a difficult scene, due to the area it’s located on the sand bank, it was difficult to gain access, to get our emergency services to the scene to manage it appropriately”, he said.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese also made a statement after the incident and said, “the country had been left shocked by the terrible and tragic incident”.
He added, “My thoughts are with all those affected, including first responders, and my deepest sympathies are with those who are grieving”.
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