1 Korean Dead as Bus Drives off Cliff in Australia

A minibus carrying six Korean tourists fell off a 20m cliff in Victoria, Australia, causing one death.

The bus was driving along the Great Ocean Road, one of the top destinations in Victoria, when it fell into a ravine near Gellibrand Lower in the early afternoon on Thursday, according to local media.

A woman in her 40s is dead and a teenage boy is in a critical condition. Others, including the bus driver, are receiving treatment for some minor injuries.

"When I got there, a car had gone over the barrier, down the ravine, flew through the air and bounced off two big trees," a witness told ABC News. It is not yet clear what caused the plunge. The bus belongs to a Korean tour operator who blamed rain-slick roads for the accident.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see attractions that runs along the breathtaking coastline of southwestern Australia.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 25, 2014 13:08 KST