British backpacker Jade Fox dies in Queensland crash

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Image caption A group of backpackers were on a tour together, friends said on Twitter

A 22-year-old British backpacker has died in a car crash during her gap year in Australia.

Friends have been paying tribute to Jade Fox, from Maidstone, Kent, after the crash in Fraser Island, Queensland.

Initial investigations suggested the 4x4 she was in was overtaking another vehicle when it overturned.

Queensland police said a British national was pronounced dead at the scene and seven other people were taken to hospital with injuries.

'Kind, beautiful person'

Bryony MacLeod tweeted: "RIP Jade, you'll be missed by all who had the pleasure to know you and experience the light, humour and love you bought to ones life."

Debbie Louise posted: "RIP to a beautiful girl who had her whole life ahead of her. God gained an angel."

And Ross Grant wrote: "RIP to Jade Fox. Poor girl. Crazy to think I saw her group leave the hostel to do the tour and was on the island when it happened. So sad."

Another friend writing as Chaffro tweeted: "Saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Jade Fox. Proud to have met a most kind, beautiful person in the most selfless of circumstances."

Queensland police said their forensic crash unit continued to investigate the crash.

The force said the four-wheel-drive vehicle had been travelling in a convoy of three.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said a British national had died in Australia on Friday.

A spokesman said: "We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

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