Indian-origin couple killed in accident on wedding day

An Indian-origin couple on their honeymoon trip were killed in a road accident while they were on their way to a seaside spot, hours after their wedding in Durban.

Ashlee Reddy, 30, and his bride Deepika, 27, from Durban but living in Johannesburg, were on their way to a hotel at San Lameer in Margate in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal Dec 14 when their car collided head on with another car, the Indiependent Online reported Tuesday.

A 15-year-old boy, on holiday from Johannesburg with his parents, also died in the same accident.

The couple as well as the boy had died by the time emergency response teams reached the spot.

The driver of the other car involved in the accident was seriously injured and was recovering in a hospital.

“They were so excited,” Ashlee’s brother-in-law, Dhenesh Singh, was quoted as saying.

The funeral of the couple was held Tuesday.—IANS