Page last updated at 02:29 GMT, Friday, 9 April 2010 03:29 UK

New Zealand car crash kills Altrincham couple

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The crash happened on a tourist route on South Island

A husband and wife from Greater Manchester have been killed in a car crash while on holiday in New Zealand.

Robert Anthony Hindle, 73, and his wife Ann, 64, were involved in a collision on Wednesday near the town of Mossburn in the Southland area of South Island.

Police said the couple, from the Altrincham area, had been driving on State Highway 97, part of the tourist route from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

A 27-year-old Israeli woman has been charged with causing their deaths.

A New Zealand Police spokeswoman said the couple's relatives had been informed.

Tourists injured

Mr Hindle died at the scene of the crash. His wife was airlifted to Southland Hospital, in Invercargill, but died several hours later.

Two Israeli tourists in the second vehicle, a man and a woman in their 20s, were injured and taken to hospital.

Yelena Aminov has been charged with two counts of careless driving causing death, the police spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office confirmed the death of two British nationals in a road traffic accident in New Zealand on 7 April.

She added: "Consular officials are in touch with the next of kin and are providing consular assistance."



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