TRIBUTES have been paid to a mother and sister who died in a car accident after a family get-together.
Chanchal Chadha, 73, and Aneetha Chadha, 53, who lived in Thornbury Road, Isleworth, were travelling back from the home of Ritu, Aneetha's sister, in Buckinghamshire on Sunday March 11 when the smash happened.
Their blue Mercedes C Class was in collision with a white Iveco van and then hit a tree. The two women died at the scene of the accident.
Ritu Dhawan-Foster said: "Aneetha loved life and loved people. She and my mother had such a zest for life. The house was always open and both loved being part of the community."
Aneetha, one of seven children, did not marry and lived with her parents, despite having her own flat in Chelsea, because she loved being with them.
She worked as a recruitment manager for British Airways for 27 years and was a keen traveller who filled her house with decorations from all over the world.
Her other sister Rashmi added: "Aneetha was an integral part of the community and working at Heathrow she must have met 40 per cent of Hounslow's population. She touched and changed many lives and was very special."
Ritu added: "All the family speak every day. Aneetha had a very good sense of humour and was very family oriented. She really loved life and loved to be around lots of people. People used to love coming to the house and speaking with her."
BA has put aside a room where people can sign a condolence book.
Chanchal, who moved to England from Nairobi, Kenya, was also described as someone who loved being part of the community and enjoyed the social side of attending the church in Isleworth.
Thames Valley Police confirmed they are investigating the accident.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday in Hanworth.