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Plane crash in Russia kills Polish President

Reuters news wire
Reuters news wire

Good morning, Netizens...

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MOSCOW Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 96, officials said.


On board were the army chief of staff, national bank president, deputy foreign minister, army chaplain, head of the National Security Office, deputy parliament speaker, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers, the Polish foreign ministry said.


In the words of one wag, the plane crash in the fog pretty much wiped out the upper echelons of the Polish government.




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