The tragic final moments of the lives of two nursing students died when their vehicle capsized in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Nidhi Lalji Hirani and Ruxmi Premji Vaghjihani, both 20 years old, were on their way to work on Sunday morning at about 6.40 a.m. when their Toyota Corolla drove off Gnangara Road in Aveley and into a lake. Both women were in the front passenger seats of the vehicle.
Bystanders attempted to save the women, but it was too late for them to be saved.
Since the couple’s arrival in Perth from Kenya in February, Vaghjihani’s aunt and uncle had been providing accommodation in their home.
The women were unable to open the car door or break a window, their uncle, KP Halai, was wakened from his sleep by a frantic phone call.
The talk that lasted two minutes ended up being fatal.
According to WA Police Inspector Craig Collins, it is still unclear what caused the women to veer off the roadway in the first place.
He stated that the only information they had was that they did not believe there was another vehicle involved in the accident.
After the water level rose, one of the witnesses decided to stop and swim out to the car while brandishing a wrench; however, the vehicle was already submerged.