4 killed in helicopter crash near Australia’s Sea World

At least four people were killed when two helicopters collided near the SeaWorld theme park on Australia’s Gold Coast on Sunday night, according to reports.

Queensland Police The crash was confirmed via TwitterBut did not provide details.

SeaWorld Drive in Main Beach is closed due to a helicopter crash. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area,” the agency said in its tweet.

Queensland Ambulance Service said 13 patients were being assessed and six had been taken to area hospitals. According to 9 News Australia.

Police confirmed to the outlet that one of the helicopters was able to land successfully after the aircraft “made contact with each other”.

Pictures and Video from the scene Show wrecks that include a sand island near the coast. A large number of emergency personnel were seen attending the incident on Sand Island.

Emergency service personnel remain surveying one of the helicopters.
ABC News (Australia)

The cause of the accident is unknown.

Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau was investigating the collision.

Officials are working at the scene of the helicopter crash.
Three patients were evaluated and six were taken to area hospitals.
ABC News (Australia)

The Gold Coast region is at its busiest in January, which is Australia’s peak summer holiday season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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