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Car crashes into Oz pub, five killed

SYDNEY (Benama-Xinhua) — Five patrons died in the Australian state of Victoria after a car smashed into the beer garden of a pub on Sunday, reported Xinhua.

In the latest update, Victoria Police said that just after about 6:00 pm local time, a BMW SUV mounted the curb and struck a number of customers on the front lawn area of a licensed premises on Vincent Street in Daylesford, a popular tourist location about 110 km northwest of Melbourne.

As a result of the crash, four people, two men, a woman, and a boy, were confirmed deceased at the scene, while a teenage girl later died in hospital.

Besides, a male child was flown to hospital with critical injuries, with a man, a woman, and another boy sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

Police noted that all the victims are yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the vehicle is a 66-year-old man, who is currently remaining in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Any time you have five people die at a particular scene. It’s terrible. It’s absolutely horrible,” Victoria Police Superintendent John Fitzpatrick said at a press conference on Sunday evening.

Police were still working to piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the collision. 

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