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Kenyan minister feared dead in crash

Kenya's roads minister and an assistant minister for home affairs were feared dead on Tuesday in the crash of a light plane near the Masai Mara game reserve, a spokesman for their party said.
By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Nairobi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2008 08:31 PM IST

Kenya's roads minister and an assistant minister for home affairs were feared dead on Tuesday in the crash of a light plane near the Masai Mara game reserve, a spokesman for their party said.

"I am confirming that they were on the plane that crashed. I am not confirming that they are dead, but the police are confirming that all aboard died," Orange Democratic Movement spokesman Salim Lone said.

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