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Out Of Africa

One of Australia’s richest mining magnates Ken Talbot is feared dead after his plane went missing over the Congo. Mr Talbot and the entire board of Sundance Resources had chartered the plane to fly them to the Mbalam iron ore project when it lost contact 25 minutes after take-off. Sadly Mr Talbot wasn’t able to use his own private jet because it was too large to land at the Cameroon mine site.

UPDATE The wreckage of the plane has been found on the western ridge of the Avima Range in Congo, near the Gabonese border. There are  no survivors. The bodies of Ken Talbot and the rest of the passengers will take days to retrieve due to the remoteness of the area.

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Polish President Dies in Plane Crash

Breaking News – A plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife has crashed near a Russian airport. Reports are still sketchy but it is believed 87 people were killed in the crash. No word on the fate of the Polish leader. Mr Kaczynski was en route to Smolensk to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, where thousands of Polish soldiers were killed by Soviet troops.

UPDATE : Russian news sources are reporting the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, the army chief of staff and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer are all dead. The plane (a Tupolev 154) allegedly clipped the tops of trees as it was coming into land in foggy conditions and burst into flames on impact.

Little known fact : As a child, Mr Kacznski starred in a 1962 Polish film, The Two Who Stole the Moon (Polish title O dwóch takich, co ukradli księżyc) with his twin brother Jarosław (who was a  former Prime Minister of Poland) .

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