Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Botswana plane tragedy claims 10 lives

By Khanyisa Tabata
18 October 2011

The Botswana government has announced that ten people, including seven European tourists, were killed when a light plane crashed in the Okavango Delta region.

The Cessna 208 came down shortly after take-off from an airfield in a nature reserve on Friday. A spokesperson for the Botswana Civil Aviation Authority says the dead include three Swedes, three French citizens and a British tourist.

Apparently two Botswana nationals and the British pilot were also killed.

Two French tourists and two people from Botswana survived the crash. The cause of the tragedy is still being investigated.

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