Hold­ing on for dear life

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

TOUR bus pas­sen­gers who crashed down an em­bank­ment in the Gold Coast Hin­ter­land are count­ing their lucky stars.

The 18 tourists, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were on a glow worm tour from O’Reilly’s Re­treat near Ca­nun­gra on Sun­day night when the mini bus rolled 20 me­tres down an em­bank­ment. The driver, a 28year-old man, was trapped for two hours be­fore he was flown to Gold Coast Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in a stable con­di­tion.

Six pas­sen­gers, in­clud­ing a 10-year-old child, were also hos­pi­talised but dis­charged yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Pas­sen­gers said they clung to the roof up­side down while chil­dren screamed as the bus plunged down the moun­tain.

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