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  • 31 July 2014, 22:04

Three Britons Killed In Croatia Car Crash

Three members of a British family have been killed after their BMW crashed into a lorry in Croatia.

The driver, a 37-year-old man, and two children died in the crash near the village of Slano, in the south of the country.

His wife and nine-year-old son, who were also in the car, were left critically injured and are being treated in a local hospital.

Doctors said the woman is the more seriously injured, while the child has chest injuries.

Their car has UK number plates, suggesting the family had travelled from Britain to Croatia.

It hit a concrete verge and careered into the path of an oncoming truck, say reports.

Paramedic Josko Gverovic said: "We found five persons inside the car. The scene was horrifying.

"I work in ambulance for years and I can say that this is one of the worst accidents I have witnessed.

"We did our best to help, we took the mother to hospital, she is now fighting for her life. She was in critical condition, it looked really bad."

The driver of the truck, a 46-year-old man from Dubrovnik, was uninjured.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of an incident in Dubrovnik, Croatia and we are in contact with the local authorities.

"We stand ready to provide consulate assistance."

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