President Sata honours plane crash missionaries


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PRESIDENT Sata has declared June 5,2012 a day of national mourning in honour of a missionary couple that died in a plane crash in Zambezi on Saturday.?Jay Erickson and his wife, Katrina, who were working for Chitokoloki Mission Hospital in Zambezi, died when a light aircraft they were flying hit Zesco  pylons and plunged into the Zambezi River. Their bodies were retrieved on Sunday.?Secretary to the Cabinet Evans Chibiliti said in a statement last evening that President Sata has honoured the missionaries with a today of national mouring.?”During the period of national mourning, which will start at 06:00 hours and end at 18:00 hours, all flags shall fly at half mast and programmes of entertainment natutre shall be postponed or cancelled,” the statement reads.

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