Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two Chinese Tourists Killed in Car Accident in New Zealand

The Chinese Consulate General in Christchurch (New Zealand) confirmed earlier today (December 8) that two Chinese tourists in their 50s were killed in a car crash on New Zealand's South Island on Wednesday evening (December 7), and that another Chinese tourist was also injured.

The two decedents, a married couple, were rear-seat passengers when their car plunged about five meters over the side of a cliff near the Homer Tunnel, not far from Milford. The front-seat passenger, a 29-year-old Chinese national, a man, suffered a lung injury which is not life threatening. The driver of the vehicle, a Chinese woman residing in New Zealand, was uninjured and was helping police with their investigation.

COMMENT: The cause of the single car crash is under investigation. Police said weather and alcohol were not factors in the crash, which happened at a downward hairpin corner about one kilometer from Milford.

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