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A 23-year-old man from Brisbane was killed and his girlfriend and a 26-year old man from Perth were injured in a crash involving two coaches at the airport of Hong Kong on Tuesday, the airport said in a statement.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital, where he later died, the statement said.
A woman and a man from the Perth were taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the airport added that a man in his 60s was also in hospital with minor injuries.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the Australian government had been in contact with Hong Kong authorities.
“The Australian Government remains in close contact with the Hong Kong Government and will provide all consular assistance to the families of the victims,” the statement read.
“We also continue to encourage the Hongkong authorities to cooperate with the Australian Government to establish the facts of this incident.”
The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in an emailed statement that the Australian Embassy in Hong Kong had been “in close contact” with Hongkongs authorities and that Australia was committed to providing consular support to the victims’ families.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Australia’s Ministry of Foreign affairs has been in regular contact with local authorities in Hongkays country of 5 million people, a spokeswoman said.
“Australian authorities are fully co-operating with Hong Kowloon police, the HongKong Government and the Chinese authorities to establish all the facts and circumstances of this accident,” she said.