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WORLD IN BRIEF : AUSTRALIA : 20 Killed, 7 in One Family, in Bus Crash

October 21, 1989|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A tour bus filled with vacationers crashed into a truck 320 miles north of Sydney, killing at least 20 people, including seven members of one family, police said. Both drivers were among the dead in the head-on collision in Australia's worst road accident. Police said sleeping passengers were tossed on the road on a notorious two-lane stretch of the Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane. Colin Ormsesher, an advertising executive on a New South Wales newspaper, survived the crash, but the dead included his wife, their two teen-age children, his brother, sister-in-law and their two children.

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