Two more climbers killed in New Zealand’s Mt Cook national park
Posted by te2ataria on January 1, 2016
Two experienced climbers killed believed to be overseas visitors
Two more climbers, believed to be overseas visitors, were killed after falling in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mount Cook national park.
“The bodies of the experienced pair, who were last heard from via a radio call on 28 December, were found on New Year’s Day at the bottom of a steep face on the eastern slopes of the 3,300m Mount Silberhorn”.
“Recovery at present is not possible due to the amount of debris – rock and ice – falling off the mountain,” said police Area commander Dave Gaskin. “Hopefully later today when the sun leaves the face a recovery operation can be attempted.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/01/two-climbers-dead-after-fall-from-peak-in-new-zealands-mt-cook-national-park
More carnage, road-murders and mayhem in New Zealand
One road-murdered and more than 20 injured. Police have allowed the news of one person killed in a car crash today to be released.
Six people were injured, one with critical injuries, after a crash at Waiotahe on State Highway 2 west of Opotiki, this afternoon.
In another crash in the same area two people were seriously injured and taken Whakatane Hospital at about midday.
Six more people were injured in Westland after a car crash on State Highway 6 near Ruatapu.
“In the afternoon’s most serious crash, just before 4pm, at least seven people were injured and State Highway 2 was closed near Bombay, south of Auckland”.
In Northland, a crash occurred on State Highway 1 south of Kawakawa. No other data available.
“In Manukau, a car collided with a power pole, bringing power lines down and closing Linwood Rd in Kingseat at 1.40pm”. No other data available.
Four people were seriously injured, two others had moderate injuries, and one had minor injuries. Five of the injured were children.
“The Fire Service was called to free people trapped when a campervan and car crashed north of Thames late this afternoon.”
Several crashes were reported near Nelson. No other data available.
One person was killed and two were injured when a light van crashed near Nelson on the Motueka River bridge. One of the injured had spinal injuries.
The latest fatality brings the holiday death toll to eight, according to the heavily doctored police figures. The provisional road toll for all of last year is 321, again, according to the heavily doctored police figures. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11568331
Another foreigner killed by drowning in the bay of Plenty [of Deaths] waterfall
A 29-year-old man, believed to be a foreigner was killed by drowning at a Bay of Plenty waterfall near the Kaiate Falls about 18 kilometres south of Tauranga, according to a report.
Police said the victim’s name would be released once overseas next of kin had been contacted. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75576923/drowning-at-bay-of-plenty-waterfall
Aussie Road Toll Stats – Victor [Source: Victoria Police]
- Population of Victoria: About 6 million
- 257 fatalities in 2015 – up by 8 from last year
- 108 fatalities were caused by high-risk behaviour like high speed, drug use, alcohol use and abuse
- 129 deaths in metropolitan Melbourne, up from 126 in 2014 (up two per cent)
- Men accounted for the majority of those killed (186 compared with 71 women)
- The 40-49 year-old age bracket saw the biggest increase in lives lost on our roads
- Pedestrian deaths decreased from 44 to 32 in 2015 (down 27 per cent)
- October recorded the most fatalities with 28, while September had the least with 14 deaths