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2 Indian-origin children killed in car crash in Australia

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Two Indian-origin children were killed while their parents suffered serious injuries when their car met with an accident in this Australian city, according to a media report.

The accident happened on Sunday when a vehicle attempting to overtake another car collided with their car on Hopkins Road in Truganina in Melbourne, newspaper reported.

The victims, who hailed from Kerala, were returning home from a birthday celebration.

Ruana, 10, was killed at the scene while her brother died at the last night, the report said.

The parents have been admitted to the hospital with the health of the mother, Manju Varughese, being critical, it said.

The vicar of in Melbourne, Reverend Father Pradeep Ponnachan, said that the victims were well-known members of the church.

"They were a devoted, pious family," he said. "The church community is terribly disturbed, there is no words to explain.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:15 IST