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A group of Victorian men celebrating a mate's bucks party were lucky to escape with their lives after a 60-metre ghost gum tree crashed through their campsite.

The group of 13 men were camping 90 minutes from the Victorian town of Marysville on August 2 when the tree came crashing down on their camp. 

A lucky few were able to get clear of the tree but others weren't as fortunate.

A group of Victorian men (pictured) who were camping for a mate's bucks party were lucky to escape with their lives after a 60-metre ghost gum tree crashed into their campsite

A group of Victorian men (pictured) who were camping for a mate's bucks party were lucky to escape with their lives after a 60-metre ghost gum tree crashed into their campsite

As some of them ran, others laid flat in the dirt hoping to survive, others climbed under cars but Clint Dent was right below the fork in the tree.  

When the men who escaped the tree returned they found Mr Dent with both legs broken, two fractured vertebrae, his jaw broken in six places, a broken nose, smashed teeth and nerve damage. 

But when it came crashing down he said he chose the wrong direction to run and was caught in the fork of the tree, luckily.  

The group were right below the 60-metre ghost gum tree as it came crashing down on their campsite just after midnight

The group were right below the 60-metre ghost gum tree as it came crashing down on their campsite just after midnight

Andrew Owen was sleeping directly next to his four wheel drive, which took the brunt of the tree's impact, thankfully the vehicle saved his life

Andrew Owen was sleeping

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