Vietnamese Man Killed In Maraekakaho Named As Kim Sol

The Vietnamese vineyard worker who died when his van rolled had only been living in New Zealand for a couple of months. Various news outlets are carrying the following the story about the loss of control crash on a road bend:

 “A Vietnamese man killed when the van he was in rolled near Hastings on Thursday had moved to New Zealand two months ago.
Kim Sol died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital yesterday. He was one of eight family members in the van, which rolled after it failed to negotiate a bend on Kereru Road near Maraekakaho, southwest of Hastings, Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman Louise Harvey said.
Six, including Mr Sol, arrived in New Zealand in November and had residency, the Dominion Post reported.
The other two family members, including the driver, had moved to New Zealand about 10 years ago.”

He is thought to be the second Vietnamese national to have died this week. So far 21 people have lost their lives in 19 fatal crashes during January.

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