In a joint media statement yesterday from Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention Bureau it has been confirmed that two people remain in hospital following the bus crash last Monday.

It is believed that the 12 other passengers, the majority of who were due to attend AIME and were participating on a famil prior to the start of the exhibition, have been released from hospital.

Reed Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention Bureau said due to privacy reasons they could not release specific details of passengers and their injuries.

Both Reed Exhibitions and the MCB are working closely with those in hospital and those now discharged to ensure they have access to the support they need for their rehabilitation.

A long-term contact will be appointed who will work with the relevant insurers and passengers. Those injured are in direct contact with Reed Exhibitions in Australia and the MCB to ensure they can access the support.

Reed Exhibitions Australia managing director, Brian Thomas, said: “We were pleased to have a number of those in hospital released over the weekend, but we are sensitive that their physical and emotional recovery will likely take more time. We are working together with all parties involved to help support them.”

MCB CEO Karen Bolinger, added: “Our main concern is with the immediate well-being and health of those involved in the accident – the two still in hospital as well as those who’ve been discharged and returned home”.

“Accidents such as this one can be very traumatic for those involved and we are providing as much support as we can to ensure those affected can access medical support and counselling services.”