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Local People Die In Australia Crash

The three British people who were killed in a horrific crash in Australia came from Coventry and Bedworth, it has been revealed.

The victims of yesterday’s smash have been named as Ronald Haworth, aged 66, of Radford, Coventry, and Terry Rowe, aged 63, and Janet Ann Wilson, aged 60, both from Bedworth.

They were in a family group involved in an accident near Perth in Western Australia. They are all believed to come from the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Another man, David Walker, aged 46, of Forestfield, Western Australia was also killed in the accident.

The minibus was crushed on after colliding with a lorry, after apparently turning into its path at 11am local time yesterday.

The group of relatives, all believed to be from the Coventry and Warwickshire area, were on holiday when their minibus was crushed on a main road after apparently turning into the path of a meat lorry.

Four of the group were still in hospital today.

Witnesses said the devastated wreckage was pushed along the road for 50 yards before coming to a halt.

Five ambulances were sent to the scene, but there were still not enough paramedics to deal with the casualties.

Fire crews had to use cutting equipment to get everyone out of the minibus.

The minibus driver was in a critical condition, two people were stable and said to be improving slightly while a fourth who was readmitted yesterday was said to be comfortable.

The lorry driver was uninjured but was said to be in an extreme state of shock.

The minibus was taking people to a on their way to a picnic at the beach resort of Rockingham, 30 miles south of Perth.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 19 Oct 00
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