Bus crash leaves 10 ‘fairytale wedding’ guests dead in wreckage with 25 injured

A horror bus crash has killed 10 "fairytale wedding" guests and injured a further 25 in a horrifying incident late last night (June 11).

A 58-year-old driver and a bus were hired for wedding guest transportation, with 53 attendees on board when it flipped and crashed at a roundabout on Wine Country Drive in Greta, Australia.

They had been attending the wedding of Madeleine Edsell and Mitchell Gaffney's before hopping on the bus to head back to their accommodation.

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The crash occurred at 11.30pm and while the unnamed driver was arrested at the scene and set to be charged, a cause of the crash has yet to be confirmed.

New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Tracy Chapman did not specify the charges the 58-year-old would face, nor the conditions of the road at the time.

She did say however there would be "sufficient information" from the crash to "establish that there will be charges".

Guests on board the bus had been in attendance at a "fairytale wedding" at the Wandin Estate Winery in New South Wales.

Photos of the couple and guests enjoying the day were posted on social media just hours before the tragic incident.

Of the 53 guests on the bus, 10 were killed and a further 25 were injured, with wounded guests rushed to hospital by both helicopters and emergency vehicles.

A further 18 passengers on the bus were not injured and required no further medical treatment, New York Post reported.

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has since offered government support to victims and their loved ones, calling it an "unfair" and "cruel" incident.

He said: "For a joyous day like that, in a beautiful place, to end with such terrible loss of life and injury is so cruel and so sad and so unfair.

"People hire a bus for weddings in order to keep their guests safe. And that just adds to the unimaginable nature of this tragedy."

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, a woman working at the event said: "It's just horribly sad. "For them to all be having so much fun last night then for this to happen."

Nearby residents to the crash site have since left flowers for the victims, who were killed after the bus flipped and was seemingly left crushed on top of a guard rail.

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