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SYDNEY – Ten people were killed and 11 injured in a bus crash in Australia’s Hunter Wine region north of Sydney, police said Monday.

The incident is said to have occurred late Sunday, shortly before midnight, when police were called to a “bus overturned” at an intersection near the small town of Greta.

“Initial investigations show 10 people have died. 11 were taken to hospital by helicopter and by road, and 18 passengers were uninjured,” police said, adding that this figure could change. suggested.

A crime scene was established and “the bus driver, a 58-year-old male, was taken to a hospital under police custody for a mandatory examination and identification,” officials said.

The scene is being investigated by specialized forensic police and a collision investigation team.

Vineyards, kangaroos and native forest abound in the Hunter region, making it a popular spot for tourists and group outings.

The local mayor said the bus was believed to have come from a wedding reception at a nearby wine farm.

“We are still waiting for more details to come out,” nearby Cessnock mayor Jay Svaal told ABC. “Apparently it was a chartered bus for a wedding,” AFP said. 10 killed in bus crash in Australia’s wine country

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