The family of a Tongan father and his daughter who were in hospital in Australia have asked for prayer as the daughter is fighting for her life in hospital.
An unconfirmed information said she was in life support while her father was in stable condition.
Tēvita Tupou and his daughter Māʻata Tupou of Houma, Tongatapu were on their way back to Melbourne from Sydney on Wednesday 21 when their twin-double cab ute collided with another vehicle.
Emergency services were responding to a serious crash on the Sturt Highway between Hay and Narrandera, NSW media reported.
The crash, which occurred about 9am involved a heavy vehicle and a passenger vehicle.
Police said two persons trapped in the passenger vehicle.
Tēvita’s aunty Moetoto Fa’asolo Tupou told Kaniva News they received the sad news yesterday evening after Tēvita and Māʻata left their home in the morning.
Tēvita’s sister Silipa Kavai, who is currently in New Zealand, said she was trying to fly to Australia to be with her brother and niece.
She has posted an emotional status on Facebook last night saying she wished she can just drive down on her vehicle to Australia to see them when she got the bad news.
She also posted a photo of Tēvita and her daughter.
Moetoto has pleaded for prayer on Facebook for Tēvita and Māʻata.