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Tourist boat crash sends passenger through floor, onto lap of another in toilet

A tourist boat carrying some 50 passengers has crashed into an unknown object on the Brisbane River.

The Kookaburra Queen II was travelling on the Brisbane River when it struck an “unknown object”, Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Warren Painting told ABC News.

The resulting jolt caused the injury of three passengers on the vessel. And to add insult to injury, one passenger had the misfortune to fall through a hole opened in the crash and onto the lap of another passenger sitting on the toilet below.

One passenger said they heard a ‘bang’ as someone fell through to the lower deck.

ABC News reported that Ambulance crews treated people for minor injuries at Eagle Street Pier, where the ship docked, with two people in their 70s and a woman in her 30s taken to Brisbane Hospital as a precaution.

“The Bicycle Response Team was the first unit on scene and then there was also two other transport units and a supervisor,” Painting said.

“Conditions were pretty smooth today — it seemed to be a nice, sunny day.”

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