One dead after bus rollover at Victoria's Great Ocean Road

Mel Buttigeig

One person has died after a bus crash on the Great Ocean Road at Apollo Bay this evening, following heavy rain and storms across the state.

The bus was carrying 23 people and towing a trailer, when it left the road just after 5pm and rolled, police said.

One of two people trapped underneath died at the scene.

The second person, a woman, was freed and treated by paramedics before being flown to a Melbourne hospital in a serious but stable condition, an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson told 7 News Online.

One person has died after a bus rollover in regional Victoria. Picture: Ambulance Victoria, file

Nine others, including the driver, are being assessed for minor injuries.

Five children on board were not physically injured.

The exact cause of the crash is being investigated.