2 Chinese women die in car crash in Western Australia

Their Nissan Xtrail four-wheel-drive collided with a bus (not pictured) carrying 34 passengers after they turned on to the Indian Ocean Drive from a road leading to the Pinnacles limestone site in a national park. (Pixabay pic)

MELBOURNE: Two Chinese women died in Western Australia after their car hit a bus on Sunday near a popular tourist site about 190 km north of Perth, police said.

Their Nissan Xtrail four-wheel-drive collided with a bus carrying 34 passengers after they turned on to the Indian Ocean Drive from a road leading to the Pinnacles limestone site in a national park, West Australian police said in a statement.

“The collision caused the Nissan to roll, coming to rest on its roof. The driver of the Nissan Xtrail died at the scene,” police said.

The two passengers were transported to Royal Perth Hospital by helicopter.

“One passenger has since died and the other is in a critical but stable condition,” police said.

The Chinese consulate in Perth has not responded to a query from Reuters.

The incident follows the deaths of five Chinese tourists in a bus crash in New Zealand earlier this month.