A 47 year old Italian mother originally from Alto Adige with her two children aged 7 and 10 I am died in a terrible road accident occurred today in Assling between Lienz and the Italian border of Prato Drava in East Tyrol in Austrian territory. The woman was driving the car together with her three children aged seven, ten and thirteen. The car was traveling along Drautalstrasse (B100) when, for reasons still under investigation, it collided head-on with a bus (Postbus) but without passengers on board. The mother and her 7-year-old son died instantly while the 10-year-old child, as reported by the police, died in hospital in Klagenfurt following serious injuries. The 13-year-old son is hospitalized in serious condition. The bus driver was unharmed. About a hundred rescuers rushed to the scene of the accident.