Coffin crushed as mourner killed in horror QLD crash

A MALE driver has been taken into custody after allegedly driving a car through a house full of mourners, killing one woman and injuring at least 18 others. 

It is believed the home in Kowanyama, an aboriginal community on western Cape York, collapsed after the crash which happened about 10.30am today, News Corp reports.

The community is now on the brink of exploding into a riot and 13 extra police officers have been sent in to try and calm the situation. 

The Royal Flying Doctors Service has dispatched an aircraft which has been tasked with flying the patients. 



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