Thursday, February 15, 2007

Teen stow-away's funeral planned

By Odette Ismail
15 February 2007

The funeral of the 17-year-old Samuel Benjamin who was found frozen in the wheel well of a British Airways Boeing is to be on Saturday.

However, is parents are reportedly still not sure when his body will be transported back.

A pilot found Benjamin in the wheel bay three weeks ago, during an inspection before a flight.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has assured the family that the boy’s body will arrive this week. It is believed that the Department of Foreign Affairs was suppose to meet with the family yesterday, but it did not follow through.

A businessman David Rencontre has come forward to pay for the funeral and the British Airways agreed to fly the body back without charging the parents any fee.

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