10 Dec 2016

One NZer killed, two injured on Contiki tour in Indonesia

6:19 pm on 10 December 2016

A New Zealand woman has died in a tour van crash in Indonesia.

The crash was in Lombok in Indonesia.

The crash was in Lombok in Indonesia. Photo: Google Maps

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that three New Zealanders were involved in the vehicle accident on the island of Lombok about 11.30am local time on Thursday.

It is believed the Contiki tour van went off a cliff.

One New Zealander died and two others were seriously injured, it said.

Contiki Holidays New Zealand director Mark Turner confirmed the woman who died worked for the company in Auckland.

"She was also one of our valued colleagues at our Auckland office and naturally we are devastated at losing a friend and colleague," he said.

"Five other clients, including two New Zealanders, were injured and are receiving treatment in hospital. It is our understanding that their injuries are not life-threatening."

Representives from the company were in Indonesia and were supporting those in hospital and other clients who were on the tour, he said.

"Here in New Zealand we are doing everything possible to support families, directly affected clients and our people during this difficult time.

"This includes having spoken with and providing assistance to our colleague's parents as well as the parents of the two New Zealanders who were injured in the crash. We offer our deepest condolences to her family - our heartfelt thoughts are with them."

One of those injured is Christchurch woman Abbey Moore.

Her mother, Rose McConchie, said getting the news her daughter was injured was the phone call no one wants to receive, but she was grateful her daughter was alive.

Ms McConchie tour van went over a cliff and rolled.

She said her daughter suffered fractures and lacerations and had been flown to Bali.

The New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is providing assistance to those affected.