British backpacker Jade Fox, 22, killed in car accident while travelling in Australia

The 22-year-old from Kent was killed when her vehicle flipped in Fraser Island, Queensland

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A British backpacker has been killed in a car crash in Australia while on a day out with her friends.

Jade Fox, 22, was travelling in Fraser Island on the east coast of Australia when the Landcruiser she was travelling in flipped on a dirt road.

The seven other passengers in the vehicle, including two of her close friends, escaped with non-life threatening injuries.

Tributes to the young woman, from Maidstone in Kent, quickly appeared on social media sites.

Two other German tourists were taken from the crash to a nearby hospital by helicopter, according to reports by ABC News. They were treated for head and spinal injuries and remain in a stable condition.

Aaron Regan, a CareFlight pilot, told the Australian broadcaster: “It wasn't a nice incident to go to and obviously one of them has lost their life. Hopefully the other seven recover.”

The tour was organised by the Rainbow Beach Adventure Company in Queensland.

David Anderson, a local resident and first aid respondent, attempted to resuscitate Miss Fox at the scene of the crash and told the Courier Mail: "Two companions of the girl who died were visibly upset.

 “They had six months to go on their Australian trip and they were saying they wanted to go home. They were just too upset to go on anymore.”

An FCO spokesperson said: “We can confirm the death of a British National in Australia on 31 October. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”

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