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Swiss among dead in Botswana plane crash

The Swiss foreign ministry has confirmed that three Swiss were among the at least eight people killed in a tourist plane accident in Botswana.

This content was published on October 18, 2011 - 18:47
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The aircraft, carrying foreign tourists, failed to take off and caught fire in the Okavango Delta region of northern Botswana. Four other people from Britain and France, as well as the British pilot, are reported dead.

Four others – two tourists and two locals -  are said to have  survived the accident and are being treated for burns. The Swiss foreign ministry says that the exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The accident actually took place on October 14, but the deaths were only made public on Monday. The exact nationality of the three Swiss victims was made clear on Tuesday, having first been reported as Swedish.

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