Three young Singaporeans killed in New Zealand campervan crash
New Zealand authorities have confirmed that the three individuals who were killed in a campervan crash on the South Island last month were all Singaporeans.
According to a report by The New Zealand Herald published today, the victims were Sherwin Chong Shi Yun and Xinyue Yang, both 21 years old, and 24-year-old Jia Jun Vincent Lim.
The campervan had hit a barrier and caught fire at the intersection of Te Moana Road which is near Geraldine, a South Island town, on April 17 at around 1am. The area is said to be popular with campers.
The publication said one of the victims called the authorities after the crash but unfortunately, all were killed in the fire.
Eleven firefighters responded and one told the publication that the incident was “traumatic” and “one of the most severe” jobs he’d ever attended to.
He also noted that traffic on the highway had increased over the past year.
New Zealand police said they have referred the deaths to the coroner.
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