A British father and son have died after 5 members of the identical household had been caught up in a landslide whereas on vacation in Australia.
The nine-year-old boy and his 49-year-old father died on the scene, at Wentworth Cross within the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales police mentioned.
A 50-year-old lady and a 14-year-old boy had been taken to hospital in crucial circumstances with important head and stomach accidents following the incident on the strolling observe, which was reported to emergency companies at round 1.40pm native time on Monday.
A fifth member of the identical household, a 15-year-old lady, was handled for shock.
Police mentioned the quintet are British nationals who had been holidaying in Australia.
Appearing Superintendent John Nelson mentioned: “Sadly there’s been a land slip whereas they’ve been bushwalking.
“It’s fairly a tragic scene.”
He described the 15-year-old lady as “extraordinarily distressed”.
Stewart Clarke, from NSW Ambulance, mentioned the incident occurred in an “extraordinarily harmful, extraordinarily unstable setting”.
He described the scenario as “heart-breaking”.
A Overseas, Commonwealth & Growth Workplace (FCDO) spokesperson mentioned: “We’re offering consular assist to the household of a British couple and their youngsters following an incident in Australia.
“We’re in touch with the native authorities.”