Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Four killed in safari plane crash

A plane has crashed in Kenya killing four people, including two German tourists

Four people, including two German tourists, were killed when a plane they had chartered crashed in the Masai Mara game reserve, a Kenyan official has said.

Tourism minister Danson Mwazo said the two Germans, a woman and her son, died alongside the two Kenyan pilots.

Mr Mwazo said the plane was carrying 11 tourists, including a family of five Germans, as well as four Americans and two Czech nationals.

He said two women from the German family were critically injured and the other also survived. The Czech nationals were not seriously injured. He did not give details on the condition of the four Americans.

At this time of year the Masai Mara is popular with tourists who flock to watch the migration of millions of wildebeests and zebra search for water from southern Serengeti in Tanzania.

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