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Latest on Wentworth Falls landslide tragedy

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One man is dead and two others have been injured in a dramatic landslide at Wentworth Falls today.

About 11.40am today, emergency services were called to the Wentworth Falls Walk at Wentworth Falls, after reports a number of people had been injured.

Due to the remote location of the landslide it took rescuers some time to reach the site.

A 36-year-old man died and two men – aged 26 and 27 – have been injured.

Both men were treated at the scene before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital.

“A crime scene has been established and will remain in place for some time as the recovery operation continues and an investigation conducted,” a Police spokesperson said.

“A command post has been established at the end of Falls Road.”

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

The incident took place on a closed track and there is no risk to the public, however they are still being asked to avoid the area.

All tracks in the Wentworth Falls precinct have been closed to assist with medivac not due to safety.

SafeWork NSW has been notified about the landslide.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has expressed her sadness at the tragedy.

“The rock fall at Blue Mountains National Park is horrific,” she said.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the man killed and my thoughts are with the two men injured.

“I also want to thank National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, the volunteers and emergency service staff who responded quickly and walked into the remote location.

“The National Parks and Wildlife Service is assisting NSW Police, Safework NSW and the Coroner with their enquiries into what happened.”