Singaporean couple on vacation in India killed

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A Singaporean couple had been on vacation in India when a speeding tanker rammed their automotive on Sunday (March 12).

Mr Yuvarajan Selvam and his partner Nagajoethi Varasarasun, every of their 40s, had been killed, along with the one who was driving them from Chennai to Tirupati.

The couple had flown from Singapore to India on March 8 for a vacation, and had been to be joined by completely different family members from Singapore on March 13 for the second leg of their journey.

But on March 12, the couple’s family members obtained a reputation informing them that that that they had died in a avenue accident in India.

Mr Yuvarajan, a improvement supervisor, and Madam Nagajoethi, a coach, had chartered a automotive and driver to take them from Chennai, the place that they had been staying, to a temple in Tirupati on Sunday morning.

The 130km drive was anticipated to take them about three and a half hours.

But at about 8.30am (11am Singapore time), as that they had been about halfway by the use of the drive near Nagari, Andhra Pradesh, a speeding oil tanker lorry rammed into the automotive and dragged it off the road proper right into a topic.

The couple and their driver reportedly died on the spot.

The driver of the tanker initially fled the scene, inflicting the police to launch a manhunt for him, reported The Times of India.

It was later reported that the individual had been arrested.

A police inspector from Nagari was quoted by Indian daily The Hindu saying that the couple had been on their technique to the temple for darshan, which is the act of viewing a deity for blessings in Hinduism.

He added that the our our bodies wanted to be extricated from the mangled wreck and had been later taken to a hospital in Nagari for autopsy.

The accident triggered an prolonged jam that was solely cleared after two hours.

The family of the deceased couple obtained a reputation from the Singapore authorities at about 3pm on Sunday, and wanted to interrupt the data to the couple’s nine-year-old son.

Family members flew over to India on Sunday evening time, and had been assisted by the authorities to have the couple’s our our bodies repatriated.

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The wake for the couple is predicted to be held at 633 Hougang Avenue 8 from Wednesday evening, and the cortege will depart for Mandai Crematorium on Thursday evening.

The lethal incident was the latest in a string of overseas accidents involving Singaporeans this yr.

In January, it was reported {{that a}} 41-year-old Singaporean woman and her four-month-old daughter died in an accident in Japan, after their automotive collided with a truck.

In February, it was reported {{that a}} 32-year-old woman, believed to be Singaporean, died along with a 36-year-old man after the automotive that they had been in veered off a rural freeway in Australia and smashed proper right into a tree.

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This article was first printed in The Straits Times. Permission required for duplicate.


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