Three Australian teenagers were hospitalised on a school soccer trip to Malaysia after a tour bus carrying 20 Brisbane Catholic students lost its brakes and crashed, reports Ninemsn.
Twenty students and four staff members from Brisbane's Padua College were returning from sightseeing to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah in east Malaysia, on Friday 5.20pm local time when the accident happened.
Padua College's Vice Rector Formation Michael O'Brien said in a statement the 24 tourists were taken to hospital for medical assessment after the brakes on the bus failed and it crashed onto its side in a field.
Ninemsn received unconfirmed information the bus crashed at 90km/h and slid for about 50m, stopping just a couple of metres short of a cliff.
Three students were treated for concussion, cuts and bruises, including one boy who remains in hospital with a suspected neck injury, Mr O'Brien said.
The students from years 10 to 12 at the Catholic boys' school started their 11-day soccer tour of Malaysia on April 8 and are due home this Wednesday.
FULL STORY Queensland school tour bus crashes in Malaysia (Ninemsn)