International desk – Three Bangladeshi students have been killed in a horrific road accident on a highway in Australia, media reports said Sunday.
The accident occurred Saturday at Kakadu, about six kilometres north of Cooinda Lodge, in Australia when the Bangladeshi students were driving for holidaying on the occasion of Easter Sunday. Four others sustained injuries, but their condition was stable at Royal Darwin Hospital,
Initial reports from police suggest driver inexperience may have played a role, ABC news reported.
Two women and one man were among the deceased.
It came less than a year after the Bangladeshi community lost two other friends in a car crash at Litchfield National Park.
Speaking to media, NT Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Commander Tony Fuller said a 29-year-old had been driving a hired Toyota Prado from Jabiru to Cooinda when he “lost control on a large, sweeping bend”.
One person was ejected from the car, which raised police concerns as to whether they were wearing a seatbelt.
“We don’t think alcohol is a factor, speed may be a factor, but it’s more likely to be the driver is inexperienced,” he said.
“We understand the driver is not used to that vehicle, he’s more used to driving a smaller vehicle around town.”
However, investigations into the crash are continuing, after which a report will be prepared for the coroner.