Four New Zealanders killed in car crash in Samoa

Posted on August 14, 2013 • Filed under: Oceania, Tourists Killed

According to, a family reunion in Samoa turned to tragedy when a New Zealand woman and three of her brothers were killed in a head-on crash. The crash, just before 5pm on Tuesday near the eastern beach of Lalomanu, claimed the lives of Valelia Faofua, 64, and three of her brothers: Manuele Alefosio and Atonio Luki Alefosio from the United States and Toleafoa Paulo of Australia. Early reports suggest the group’s van was overtaking a bus when it hit a truck head-on. Read article

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