Two Lankan refugees killed in Australia

24 July 2015 08:17 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two Sri Lankan refugees in Australia were killed when their car slammed into a tree after losing control on Trower Road in Nakura on Wednesday, ABC news reported.

Close to a dozen friends of the pair had returned to the area where the crash happened trying to make sense of the accident for themselves.

"We've just come to have a look at what happened to my friends," Thakshan Murugesh told the ABC.

He said the two men, aged 32 and 35, were close friends and shared a house together in Nakara.

The men were both Tamil asylum seekers and arrived in Australia from Sri Lanka five years ago by boat.

It is understood both men had been in immigration detention in Darwin but had been living in the community since 2012.

The men died when the Toyota FJ Cruiser they were travelling in lost control and slammed into a tree outside Dripstone Middle School.
A third man, 26, survived the crash and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with minor injuries.

A police investigation involving the major crash unit is now underway, with officers trying to determine if drugs and alcohol were involved.

  Comments - 4

  • Sonali Friday, 24 July 2015 09:58 PM

    No wonder people are risking their lives to go there as "refugees". 2 years in detention camp, 3 years later you can drive a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Not bad. After working for 10 years I can only afford to drive a Suzuki.

    akitha Friday, 24 July 2015 02:33 PM

    refugees travelling in a FJ cruiser via DM Android App

    saman Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:44 AM

    Mate, we call the lucky country for a reason!

    Neranjan Saturday, 25 July 2015 04:22 AM

    Yes, FJ Cruiser, that is the difference between SL and Australia. Vehicles are considered a basic need of the people in Australia.

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