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Foreign Office Minister on UN plane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham expressed the British Government's condolences following the UN plane crash in Kinshasa on 4 April.

Speaking after the crash which killed 32 of the 33 people on board, the Minister for Africa said:

“I would like to express the British Government’s deepest condolences following yesterday’s UN plane crash in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Those who died were some of the many UN and aid workers who work in difficult and sometimes very dangerous circumstances trying to build peace and alleviate humanitarian suffering in DRC. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims.”