British expert is killed, training Angolans to defuse landmines

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British expert is killed, training

Angolans to defuse landmines

A BRITISH landmines expert has died while working in war-ravaged Angola, the Foreign Office confirmed yesterday. Justin Bailey, 27, was helping teach Angolans to defuse mines when he was killed in an explosion.

His body has been flown back to Britain and a memorial service is planned in his home city of Gloucester. A spokeswoman for the British Embassy in Angola said Mr Bailey was working for the Norwegian People's Aid organisation and his death was "a tragic accident".

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