Vanuatu bus crash victims airlifted to GC hospital

An 11-year-old boy and his younger brother have been airlifted to Australia after being injured in a fatal bus crash in Vanuatu earlier this week.

The youngsters touched down at Coolangatta airport at around 3.20am this morning before they were transported to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to head injuries and fractured legs.

The children were transported to a Noumea hospital following the crash until they were stable enough to be flown back to Australia.


Their 49-year-old mother who suffered fractures to her pelvis and chest injuries in the deadly crash, is expected to be airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital this afternoon.

The accident, involving two tour buses transporting Pacific Dawn passengers, occurred in Port Vila on Monday afternoon.

Eleven Australians were seriously injured and three locals killed.

All victims have since been flown back to Queensland for treatment.