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Two tourists in hospital with ‘traumatic injuries’

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Two tourists in hospital with ‘traumatic injuries’

A woman and a girl are in hospital after they lost limbs when a bus rolled near Queenstown.  

The bus, carrying a Chinese tour group, crashed on an “acute bend” shortly after 1.45pm on Tuesday on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, south of Closeburn Rd

Twenty-three people, including the driver, were on board. St John staff treated 20 for injuries. 

The crash happened on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd shortly after 1.45pm on Tuesday.

A woman lost an arm and a girl both her hands in the crash. The woman was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital and the girl to Christchurch Hospital. 

An injured person is taken off a rescue helicopter at Dunedin Hospital.

A Southern District Health Board (SDHB) spokeswoman said the woman remained in hospital in a stable condition on Wednesday. 

The Canterbury District Health Board could not provide a condition update for the injured girl.

Awing Travel NZ Limited ran the bus involved in the crash, however, the tour group was part of a separate travel agency’s booking. 

The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter arrived at Dunedin Hospital with a patient injured from a Queenstown bus crash.

Tour operator Bing Bai said on Wednesday morning he was awaiting an update on those injured in the crash. 

He said he could not comment further until he had spoken with police and those involved.  

Alongside the seriously injured patients, three with minor injuries were taken to Lakes District Hospital.

Source: 1news

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