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Car carrying six people including children crashes into Queensland dam killing two children

Two children have died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a dam in Queensland.  

The car was carrying two adults and four children when it careened off Beaudesert Boonah Road in Wyaralong, southeast Queensland, and into a nearby dam about 2pm on Sunday.

The car was submerged for some time before rescue crews were able to pull the survivors out, a Queensland Police spokesman said.

Witnesses also assisted rescue crews in dragging the occupants of the car out of the water.  

Two children were pronounced dead at the scene as medics tried to save two other toddlers. 

A little boy was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital while a one-year-old was treated at the scene. 

Both remain in a critical condition.

The car was submerged for some time before rescue crews were able to pull the survivors out, a Queensland Police spokesman said

The car was submerged for some time before rescue crews were able to pull the survivors out, a Queensland Police spokesman said 

The car was carrying two adults and four children when it careened off Beaudesert Boonah Road in Wyaralong, southeast Queensland, and into a nearby dam about 2pm on Sunday

The car was carrying two adults and four children when it careened off Beaudesert Boonah Road in Wyaralong, southeast Queensland, and into a nearby dam about 2pm on Sunday

A man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s were also driven to Princess Alexandra Hospital with injuries. Both remain in a stable condition. 

Police Inspector Douglas MacDonald said the Landrover Discovery hit a guard rail and plunged into the nearby water.

It flipped on the way down and was semi submerged by the time witnesses reached the car.

He said several people did what they could to free the people inside the car, and said without their help the outcome would have been even worse. 

Shortly after, three rescue helicopters arrived, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed.

A police car was also on the way to the scene but crashed and rolled before reaching the dam.  

The officers involved sustained minor injuries.

Motorists have been warned to find a different route with the road closed in both directions at Wyaralong. 

Police divers and the Forensic Crash Unit are in attendance. 

More to come. 

A police car which was on the way to the scene crashed and rolled shortly afterwards

A police car which was on the way to the scene crashed and rolled shortly afterwards

A man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s were also driven to Princess Alexandra Hospital with injuries. Both remain in a stable condition

A man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s were also driven to Princess Alexandra Hospital with injuries. Both remain in a stable condition

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