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Investigation into death of Irish backpacker in Australia

Police do not suspect foul play after a 28-year-old Irish woman died in a mini-van accident.

The accident is reported to have occurred around 500 metres down from this intersection of road in Victoria.
The accident is reported to have occurred around 500 metres down from this intersection of road in Victoria.
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POLICE IN AUSTRALIA are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an Irish woman who was backpacking around the state of Victoria when she died in an mini-van accident yesterday.

Victoria Police confirmed to TheJournal.ie this afternoon that the matter remains under investigation but that foul play is not suspected. The family of the woman has been notified of her death.

Yesterday a 28-year-old Irish woman died after she fell out of a mini-van that rolled over on the side of a rural road in Kenley near the city of Swan Hill in the southern state of Victoria.

A 25-year-old woman was seriously injured in the incident with five other people sustaining minor injuries.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that an Irish citizen was involved in the accident and that the family have been notified.

Consular assistance is being provided and the department is in contact with the Australian authorities.

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