2 Filipina nurses killed in Australia car crash – DFA
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that two Filipino nurses were killed in a car accident in Australia while they were on their way to an El Shaddai anniversary event.
"Our thoughts and prayers go to the loved ones of two of our own who lost their lives in this tragedy. We join the Filipino community in praying for the quick recovery of those injured," said Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement Saturday, May 26.
Philippine Ambassador to Australia Minda Cruz had relayed to Cayetano her initial report on the car crash.
According to Cruz, the Filipino nurses were riding a Dodge Journey on Friday, May 25, to attend an El Shaddai anniversary event in Melbourne.
Their car collided with a Toyota Land Cruiser being driven by a 65-year-old man along a highway in Wallaroo, killing the two nurses and injuring the other passengers.
Cruz added that "the pharmacist-husband, 3 children, and a relative of one of the fatalities were injured in the car crash."
Authorities are currently investigating the accident. – Rappler.com