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9 year old Singaporean boy killed in road accident in Australia

Posted by temasektimes on June 19, 2012

A 9 year old Singaporean boy was killed in a road traffic accident on a highway in Melbourne, Australia where he was holidaying.

The Australian media reported that the boy was killed instantly when the vehicle he was travelling in smashed into a tree on Monday morning.

The Australian police believe the vehicle, carrying a Singaporean family of six, had ran off the highway, up an embankment and hit a tree.

A spokesperson from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said:

“We are in contact with one of the injured victims and also their next-of-kin in Singapore. An officer from our High Commission in Canberra is in Melbourne to provide the necessary consular assistance to the family.”

Two other youths, aged 12 and 15, believed to be the dead boy’s siblings, suffered critical head injuries in the crash and were flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The accident came two days after a Singaporean couple was killed in New Zealand in a road traffic accident along a highway.



6 Responses to “9 year old Singaporean boy killed in road accident in Australia”

  1. tintin said

    RIP.. BOY

  2. Dan said


  3. Ron said

    Here is the news website.

    And an except: Victoria police think the driver may have nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the car before the crash, which happened at 7am. They also believe that the children were not wearing seatbelts.

    The driver, 47 years old, was probably the father. It is very sad. I think Singaporeans should avoid driving interstate in Australia. Hume Highway has witnessed some tragic accidents involving Asians. Three young Asian Chinese males were burnt to death in a car crash on the same Hume Highway many years ago. Each time I pay respects to my parents at the Melbourne cemetery, I see their tombs as they are in the same row. It is always sad when young lives are lost like this.

    Do not save such money when you are travelling. Pay someone to drive for you i.e. take the plane, bus or train. Drive only in the city or to visit local sights. Avoid long-distance driving. Fatigue and lack of familiarity to local roads can lead to disaster.

  4. Walls have Ears!! said

    Sad So Sad

  5. CJ said

    My condolences to the family. Rest in Peace little boy!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!

  6. What a loser.

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