3 Filipinos killed in Australia car crash
MANILA, Philippines – What was supposed to be a smooth ride last Sunday, June 2, turned gruesome for 4 Filipinos after their car smashed into a road train in Queensland, Australia.
Three of them died after the accident, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Tuesday, June 4.
In a text message, DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said two of them died on the spot and another died in the hospital. The lone survivor remains confined in the hospital as he was “seriously injured.”
Hernandez said authorities have informed the families of the 3 victims, while the accident is still under investigation.
“Our embassy in Canberra continues close coordination with the victim's employer on how to further assist the surviving Filipino and the families of those who passed away in this tragic accident,” Hernandez said.
The accident happened after the Filipinos' car traveled the "wrong side of the road," according to Australian media reports. The truck driver reportedly remained unharmed. – Rappler.com