Three Malaysians killed and two badly injured in New Zealand car crash, Wisma Putra confirms (updated)

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  • Saturday, 07 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: Wisma Putra has confirmed that three Malaysians were killed and two badly injured in a car crash north of Kaikoura, New Zealand, according to Bernama.

"It is confirmed (they are Malaysians)," Wisma Putra told The Star on Saturday (Dec 7).

According to the New Zealand Herald, the accident occurred when a truck and a vehicle collided at the State Highway 1 around 3.15pm on Friday (Dec 6).

It reported that the accident had claimed the lives of three victims and two others were in critical condition.

The Star is unable to confirm the condition and identity of the Malaysians involved.

The report noted that the two critically-injured persons, believed to be teenagers, were flown via rescue helicopter to Wellington Hospital and Christchurch Hospital.

The New Zealand police media centre, in a statement on Dec 6 said that the circumstances of the crash were still being investigated.

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