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BRITISH FATHER AND SON, 9, KILLED IN AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN LANDSLIDE

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Two members of a British family have died and two others are critically injured after a landslide in Australia.

The man, who is 49years, and his nine-year-old son were killed by falling rocks in the Blue Mountains near Sydney yesterday while a 50 year old woman and her son, were taken to hospital with serious head and abdominal injuries with her daughter, also treated for shock.

Authorities said the family were on holiday in the popular tourist area when the accident happened, describing the area as “extremely dangerous” terrain.

Details of the victims, including where they are from in the UK, has not been released at this stage but the Foreign Office said it was “providing support to the family of a British couple and their children following an incident in Australia” and that it was in contact with local authorities.

Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa

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