Two students die after car goes off Devil's Bend
( dpa ) - Two students died after their car went off a sharp corner known as Devil's Bend, plunged down a slope and slammed into a cluster of trees, Singapore civil defence officials said on Thursday.
Nanyang Polytechnic student David Li, 18, sustained head injuries and died at the scene. Mervin Teo, his 19-year-old classmate, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he died from his injuries on Wednesday.
The pair were in the back seat and were not wearing seat belts, Tan Han Leng, one of two students to survive, told The Straits Times. The other was the 19-year-old driver.
The four friends were travelling on a particularly dangerous stretch of road with a sharp corner known as Devil's Bend. The road was the track for the Singapore Grand Prix between 1961 and 1973.
The buddies were at a celebratory dinner for another classmate who has obtained his driver's licence right before the accident.