DFA CONDOLES WITH KIN OF TWO FILIPINAS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA CAR CRASH
26 May 2018 - The Department of Foreign Affairs today extended its condolences to the families of two Filipina nurses who were killed in a car accident in Australia on Friday.
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the loved ones of two of our own who lost their lives in this tragedy,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said after receiving the initial report from Ambassador Minda C. Cruz of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra.
“We join the Filipino Community in praying for the quick recovery of those injured,” Secretary Cayetano said, adding that the DFA is ready to extend any possible assistance that the families of the victims may require.
In her report, Ambassador Cruz said the pharmacist-husband, three children and a relative of one of the fatalities were injured in the car crash.
Ambassador Cruz said the two fatalities, who were active members of the Filipino Community in Canberra, were on their way to Melbourne to attend an El Shaddai anniversary event when the accident happened.
Ambassador Cruz, who visited the injured victims in the hospital, said the victims were on board a Dodge Journey that collided head on with a Toyota Land Cruiser being driven by a 65-year-old man.
The crash, which took place along a stretch of highway in Wallaroo, about an hour from Canberra, is under investigation by authorities. END