Two children left orphaned after both parents die in worst road accident in Australia in 30 years
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Two children aged under five have been left without parents in the wake of the worst road crash in Australia in three decades.
The parents of the now-orphaned children were two of the 10 people killed on Sunday (June 12).
A further 25 were injured when a bus crashed in Greta, New South Wales, following a wedding in the nearby town of Lovedale in the Hunter Valley.
Singleton-based physiotherapist Andrew Scott and his wife, engineer Lynan Scott, have been named as two of the victims of the Wine Country Drive crash, according to News Corp.
The Daily Mail adds that the couple met more than a decade ago and have left behind two small children.
One of their kids was born less than two years ago.
The community of Singleton is now reeling in the wake of the tragedy, with a 'closed' sign spotted hanging over the door of Mr Scott’s physiotherapy business on Tuesday (June 13).
The couple had both played AFL for the Singleton Roosters.
One of their teammates, Rachel Gore, told news.com.au of her shock in the wake of the tragedy.
"He was my boyfriend’s physio - he was always really kind and seemed happy when he saw him just last week," she said.
Local barista Kelsey Wallyn added that the family regularly came in for coffee and remembered them as kind and friendly.
"They were in here all the time … everyone knows everyone around here," she told News Corp.
Most of the 10 people killed in the fifth-worst collision on record were from the small regional NSW town of only 25,000 people.
Bus driver Brett Button has been charged with 10 counts of dangerous driving occasioning death in the wake of the multiple fatalities.
The 58-year-old faced Cessnock Local Court on Tuesday (June 13) and was granted bail.
And, despite the heartache felt across the local community, Button appeared to give media the media the middle finger as he left the court, Sky News reported.
Button's lawyer, Christopher O'Brien, told the press outside the courthouse that his client was 'OK' following the incident.
"I've spoken to my client. He's happy to be going home," O'Brien told the Daily Mail.
"In all of the circumstances, he's doing quite well."
Nadene McBride, her daughter Kyah McBride and Kyah's boyfriend Kane Symons were the first to be identified as victims.
Angus Craig, Bec Mullen, Tori Cowburn, and Zachary Bray were also confirmed to have been killed in the tragedy after the bus crashed at a roundabout in foggy conditions.