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A nine-year-old Singaporean boy, who was on holiday in Victoria, Australia, was killed instantly when the white van he was travelling in smashed into a tree on Monday morning. His father is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel.
According to news reports, five of his family members were injured in the accident. Victoria police think the father may have nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle before the crash, which happened at 7am.
Two other children, aged 12 and 15, suffered critical head injuries, while the 47-year-old male driver suffered serious head injuries. A 44-year-old woman and a 13-year-old child were taken to the Northern Hospital in a stable condition.
Australian police believe the white van carrying the family of six had ran off the Hume Highway, about 120km from Melbourne City, up an embankment and hit a tree.
Just recently, a Singaporean couple was killed in an accident in New Zealand. The husband had reportedly planned the honeymoon trip in secret for months.