Singapore tourists injured after bus flipped over in Perth
By Alvina Soh | Posted: 24 July 2011 2057 hrs
SINGAPORE: Seven people were seriously injured when a bus carrying mostly Singaporean tourists overturned in Western Australia on Sunday.
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it will provide all necessary assistance to the affected Singaporeans.
Witnesses said the bus was rolling down the sand dune backwards when it flipped over.
Local media said most of the 35 people on board were injured.
Emergency services were reported to be holding training exercises nearby, and were able to respond quickly.
Several passengers were also unconscious when rescuers arrived, and the most seriously injured were airlifted by helicopter to hospital.
MFA said its officers are currently in Perth to attend to the affected Singaporeans.
The Singapore High Commission in Canberra is also in touch with medical authorities in Western Australia attending to the victims.
Singaporeans requiring assistance can contact the Duty Officer of the Singapore High Commission in Canberra at (61) 422-372-633 or (61) 414-733-944.
They can also contact the MFA Duty Office (24 hours).
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: 6476 7302
- CNA /ls