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.