A pair of British nationals died on Monday after a landslide occurred in the Australian Blue Mountains.
A 49 year old man and his 9 year old son were crushed by falling rocks and swept off the mountain, another 2 people were injured in the incident.
Details of the dead, including what part of the UK they're from, have not been revealed at this time.
The Blue Mountains has been bombarded with weeks of heavy rain, making a landslide all too possible.
Some walking routes were shut for fear that they were flood damaged and prone to rock-slides.
A spokesman for the tour company stated that: “Wentworth Falls had been deemed safe.
walking track where this incident occurred was inspected for days
before the rock-slide as part of a routine track assessment program.
it was not possible to predict and eliminate all natural risks such
as rock and landslides, which occasionally occur”.
the removal of the dead British nationals, the New South Wales
Department of Environment and Heritage (NSWDEH) said that the Blue
Mountains would be closed until a “Comprehensive Review” was