30 People Reportedly Onboard A Bus Rollover Near Airlie Beach

16/02/2016 4:37 PM AEDT | Updated July 15, 2016 12:51
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Abel Beach Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

Two helicopters have rushed to the scene of a reported bus rollover with 30 people onboard near tourism spot Airlie Beach in Queensland.

An RACQ Central Queensland Rescue spokeswoman told The Huffington Post Australia about 15-30 people were reportedly onboard the bus near Chute Harbour Rd and multiple people were injured.

The spokeswoman said the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was enroute with two intensive care paramedics and a doctor while another helicopter owned by Emergency Management Queensland happened to be nearby and was also on its way to the scene.

BREAKING TASK: RACQ CQ Rescue is now taking off headed to the scene of a bus rollover near Airlie Beach. 30 passengers...

Posted by RACQ CQ Rescue on Monday, February 15, 2016

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman told ABC News several passengers were believed to be in a serious condition.

Airlie Beach is a popular tourism destination for travellers heading to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

Early reports from The Courier Mail say three people were being transported to Proserpine Hospital with head and arm injuries.

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