3 Boston University students killed, 5 others hurt in New Zealand van crash

Three Boston University students studying abroad in New Zealand were killed and five other students from the school were injured outside the town of Taupo when a van they were riding in swerved off the road and crashed, officials said.

The accident occurred outside the town of Taupo on Friday afternoon in the Eastern standard time zone and around 7:30 a.m. New Zealand time on Saturday, according to a statement on BU’s school website.