11 Jul 2017

Vanuatu road crash victims flown home today

12:56 pm on 11 July 2017

In Vanuatu, the Employment Services Unit of the Labour Department says the bodies of the three ni-Vanuatu who died in a road accident in Cairns, Australia, are being repatriated to Port Vila on Air Vanuatu tonight.

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The Daily Post newspaper said one victim was from Mele village outside Port Vila in Shefa Province while one victim is from Malo Island in Sanma Province and the third was from Ambae in Penama Province.

Two victims who survived the crash are expected to return home when their travel documents are ready.

This is the first fatal accident involving workers from Vanuatu employed in Australia under the seasonal work programme.