Horribly sad news coming from Queensland this afternoon, with QLD Police confirming the second British backpacker injured in the Home Hill hostel stabbing has tragically died as a result of his injuries.

30-year-old Tom Jackson passed away in hospital after sustaining injuries in the attack on August 24th, which also claimed the life of 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung.

QLD Police confirmed Jackson’s passing on Twitter a short time ago.

29-year-old French national was arrested in conjunction with police enquiries into the matter, and charged with the murder of Ayliffe-Chung and two subsequent counts of attempted murder.

QLD Police confirmed they will upgrade the charges in light of Jackson’s death when the accused faces Townsville Magistrates Court again on October 28th.

The police investigation into the incident is still on-going.

Our sincerest and deepest condolences to Tom’s family and friends. Truly a horrible and almost unfathomable situation.

Rest well, mate.

Source: QPS Media/Twitter.

Photo: Twitter.