SA couple die in car accident in Vietnam

2019-05-03 15:03
Carly Smith and Marck Lockett. (Photo: Facebook/Carly Smith)

Carly Smith and Marck Lockett. (Photo: Facebook/Carly Smith)

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Cape Town resident Chris Smith is still in shock after learning his daughter and her boyfriend died in a car accident last weekend.

Carly Smith and Marck Lockett were English teachers in Vietnam, but Chris is still unsure exactly how the accident happened.

“We still have so many questions. We don’t know who’s responsible for the accident or if they died on impact. It’s difficult for our family to talk about it at this stage because we don’t really know what happened,” Chris says.

The Smiths aren’t even sure when the bodies of the two teachers will be returned home.

Carly was a paramedic before she decided to go overseas to teach English with Marck. Her death has sent shockwaves through the paramedic community and messages of condolences have been pouring in from all over the country.

Emergency services in Australia have also shared their condolences as the young paramedic had been a mentor to Aussie students who’d come to SA for training.

“We woke up this morning to hear the sad news of Carly’s death. She was a respected paramedic from South Africa. She was a wonderful mentor to our students, a beautiful person inside and out and she always lived life to the full,” EMS Australia wrote on its Facebook page.

Chris didn’t want to comment any further but said the family are waiting on more details surrounding the circumstances of their daughter’s death.

Read more on:    accident  |  south africa  |  car accident  |  couple  |  international
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