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Oct 19th, 2005, 06:00 AM
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Sad news from Tanzania

Four British tourists die in Tanzanian plane crash

Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:37 PM BST

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Four British tourists and their Canadian pilot died when their light plane crashed in a remote area of western Tanzania, police said on Tuesday.

The Cessna was completely destroyed in the crash on Sunday, regional police commissioner Boniface Mgongolwa told Reuters from the western Kigoma region.

"It had five people -- four British people and a Canadian pilot," he said, adding that the remains of two bodies had so far been recovered.

The British High Commission in Dar es Salaam said the plane had been flying from Mahale Game Park to Katavi Park.

"We have no clue what may have caused the crash," commission spokesman Andrew Massey said.

Crash investigators would arrive at the site, a forested area near Lake Tanganyika on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday, he added.

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