Chris Minns Thanks EMS for Swift Response to Light Up the Sky Tragedy !
Chris Minns Thanks EMS: New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has spoken of the “terrible tragedy” at the annual Light Up the Sky festival in Singleton, where at least four people have died and dozens more have been injured.
Speaking at the scene of the accident, Perrottet said: “This morning I spoke to the Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, as well as local Mayors Sue Moore from Singleton and Jay Savale from Cessnock, as well as local members of parliament to offer the sympathies and condolences of the New South Wales government and any help and support we can offer this community as they deal with this terrible tragedy.”
Perrottet said that the next few days and weeks would be “worse than the initial shock” as the community comes to terms with what has happened.
“Clearly we’ve been dealt a terrible terrible accident in New South Wales,” he said. “This morning I’ve had a briefing from Assistant Acting Commissioner Tracy Chapman about the circumstances on the ground, about the salvage efforts on the location, as well as the on-site investigation which will take place for the rest of today and in the coming days.
“We’ve also had briefings from New South Wales Health and the obvious next step in terms of this operation is to care for those that have been injured and make sure that they can be mended through this terrible terrible incident.
The tragic loss of so many lives in a bus crash last night in the Hunter is nothing short of heartbreaking.
To those injured and those who have lost loved ones – the thoughts of our state are with you.
— Chris Minns (@ChrisMinnsMP) June 11, 2023
“We need to make sure also that all the resources are available to this community as they deal with the shock and trauma associated with the events of 11:30 last night.
“In order to do that, we need to make sure that we mend the injured, we care for those that have lost a loved one over the last few days, and also we give a big thanks to emergency service workers, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics in New South Wales who drop everything when they hear an alarm and have no idea what they’re on the road to deal with, but obviously, and in some instances it’s life-altering. We need to be there for them in the coming days.
“This has been a terrible terrible event in the history of New South Wales and I think today is a day to hug someone that you love and remember how precious life is. (Chris Minns Thanks EMS)
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency services, particularly the NSW Ambulance Service, for their swift and professional response to this incident. Their actions undoubtedly saved lives.”
Chris Minns Thanks EMS
Singleton MP Andrew Minns has also expressed his gratitude to the emergency services for their swift and professional response to the tragedy.
“I want to thank the emergency services, particularly the NSW Ambulance Service, for their swift and professional response to this incident,” he said. “Their actions undoubtedly saved lives.”
Minns said that his thoughts were with the families and friends of those who had been killed or injured in the accident.
“This is a terrible tragedy for our community,” he said. “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have been killed or injured.”
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.