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Horror smash at Kakadu National Park kills three and injures four

  • Three tourists have been killed in a horror smash at Kakadu National Park, NT
  • The car carrying seven passengers rolled on the Kakadu Highway on Saturday
  • Four female patients were airlifted to hospital, with two expected to lose limbs 

Three people have died and four others are seriously injured following a horror single-car crash near Kakadu National Park.

The fatal smash occurred after midday on Saturday on the Kakadu Highway near Cooinda Lodge in the Northern Territory. 

The car carrying seven people rolled, killing three passengers – thought to be tourists – and severely injuring the others.

The fatal smash occurred after midday on Saturday on the Kakadu Highway near Cooinda Lodge in the Northern Territory (Kakadu National Park pictured)

The car carrying seven people rolled, killing three passengers - thought to be tourists - and severely injuring the others (Map of crash site)

The car carrying seven people rolled, killing three passengers – thought to be tourists – and severely injuring the others (Map of crash site)

‘Three people died from their injuries at the scene,’ a CareFlight spokeswoman said in a statement.

Four female patients were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital. One is in a critical condition with a head injury while the others are stable.

Two were expected to lose limbs and another had to be intubated at the crash site due to a suspected head injury, a CareFlight spokeswoman said on Saturday. 

The road at the crash site has remained closed as the Major Crash Unit investigates the scene. 

More to come. 

Four female patients were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital. One is in a critical condition with a head injury while the others are stable (Kakadu National Park pictured)

Four female patients were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital. One is in a critical condition with a head injury while the others are stable (Kakadu National Park pictured)

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