A woman died and six people were injured, one critically,
when a tourist bus left Victoria's Great Ocean Road and
plunged down a ravine.
The bus, carrying Korean tourists, came to a stop in bush at
the bottom of a 20-metre drop.
The woman, a passenger in her 30s, died at the crash site at
Two survivors - the male bus driver in his 30s and a
16-year-old male passenger - were trapped in the wreck for
almost an hour before being freed by emergency crews.
They were airlifted along with two other survivors, men in
their 40s, to hospitals in Melbourne.
"They had multiple fractures," Ambulance Victoria spokesman
John Mullen told AAP.
"The 16-year-old male was in a critical condition, with head
and chest injuries."
The teenager and bus driver were airlifted to the Alfred
The other two seriously injured men were airlifted to the
Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The remaining occupants of the bus - two women aged 18 and
about 20 - had minor cuts and abrasions. They were taken to
"As bad as it is with one person killed, it could have been a
lot worse," Mr Mullen said.
The Great Ocean Road, a popular tourist drive, was closed to
traffic between Princetown and Gellibrand River roads after
the accident, which happened about 1.40pm on Thursday.
The woman's death takes Victoria's road toll to 143, compared
with 131 at the same time last year.