Tribute to Sheffield sisters a year after Vietnam waterfall tragedy | Calendar

The parents of two women from Sheffield who died while travelling in South East Asia have paid tribute to “two bright lights” a year after they lost their lives.

Half sisters Izzy Squire,19, and Beth Anderson, 24, were killed during a day trip to the popular Datanla waterfall in Vietnam.

They died alongside their friend, 25-year-old Christian Sloan.

In a heartfelt family statement, their father David Squire, who has been writing a blog since their deaths, said: “Beth and Izzy were loved, cherished and adored by all their family and friends.

“Our lives and the lives of anyone who met them or got know them has been impacted forever.

“Talented, energetic, creative and compassionate, they both had so much to give and had given so much already in their short lives.

“What has held us together is the pain we have shared with so many people who were devoted to them, as well as knowing that their love for each other bound them together til the moment they died.”

Beth, a fashion student at Middlesex University, and Izzy, who had recently left sixth form at Silverdale School, Sheffield, were on a round-the-world trip when they lost their lives.

An investigation into how the women died remains ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “South Yorkshire Police are currently working to gather as much information as possible that will inform and assist the coroner in a further coroner’s inquest.

“This is a tragic incident that has seen the loss of three young lives in terrible circumstances. Both families concerned continue to receive support from dedicated officers during this incredibly difficult time.

“Alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the National Crime Agency, who both have staff in the far east, we will continue to assist the authorities in Vietnam in whatever way we can, to gather information which could assist the coroner.”

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