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Kiwi woman killed in Indonesia van crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/12/2016 Sean Martin

A New Zealand woman employed by holiday company Contiki is dead and five others have been hurt after a tour van crashed on an Indonesian island.

The Conitki van crashed on Thursday on South Lombok and was reported to have rolled several times after leaving the road.

The dead woman worked for Contiki in its Auckland office but was on holiday at the time of the crash. Two other New Zealanders were injured in the crash.

"We are devastated at losing a friend and colleague," said Mark Turner, director of Contiki Holidays New Zealand.

He said five of the company's clients were being treated in hospital, but he understood their injuries were not life-threatening.

Senior representatives of the company have travelled to Indonesia and are supporting those in hospital.

He said New Zealand staff were doing everything they could to support those affected by the accident.

"This includes having spoken with and providing assistance to our colleague's parents as well as the parents of the two New Zealanders who were injured in the crash," Mr Turner said.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade had earlier confirmed a New Zealander was killed and two others had suffered serious injuries.

He said the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta was providing consular assistance.

The families of those involved have requested privacy.

Fairfax reported one of those injured was Christchurch 29-year-old Abbey Moore. She was in a hospital on Lombok with a broken wrist and collarbone, a dislocated shoulder, and suspected fractured ribs.

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