Dead tourists named

21:50, Dec 18 2012
Emergency services are at the scene of an accident on Whakamaru Rd where a vehicle is believed to have crashed over a bank
Emergency services are at the scene of an accident on Whakamaru Rd where a vehicle is believed to have crashed over a bank.
State Highway 1 was closed following a double fatality just north of Atiamuri.
State Highway 1 was closed following a double fatality just north of Atiamuri.
A severely mangled silver car was being loaded onto a tow truck. The scene has largely been cleared.
A severely mangled silver car was being loaded onto a tow truck. The scene has largely been cleared.
Vehicles had earlier been diverted to Whakamaru Road after State Highway 1 was closed following a double fatality just north of Atiamuri.
Vehicles had earlier been diverted to Whakamaru Road after State Highway 1 was closed following a double fatality just north of Atiamuri.

Two Indian tourists killed in a road crash south of Tokoroa yesterday have been named.

They were father and son, Dilip Kataruka, 56, and Madhav Kataruka, 19, from Jharkhand in Eastern Indian.

The two men died after they collided head-on with a truck travelling along State Highway 1, near Atiamuri, about 1pm yesterday.

They had been in the country since December 10, after flying to Auckland to visit relatives.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

A second investigation continues into the cause of a crash that killed a family of five on SH32 near Whakamaru.

The last confirmed sighting of the family remains 8pm on Sunday night so police are still trying to trace their movements between that time and 1.40pm yesterday to try to establish exactly when the crash occurred.

Anyone with information about either of these crashes are asked to contact Taupo Police on 07 378 6060.

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