Three killed on safari are named

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Three of four Britons killed when a minibus crashed during a safari holiday in South Africa were identified last night by the Foreign Office.

Marcus Egerton-Warburton, 14, his grandmother, Brenda Bonham Carter, and step-grandfather, Francis Kirkwood, died in the accident on Wednesday. The boy's brother Piers and mother, Fiona, were injured in the accident at Thabazimbi in the Limpopo district of the country, south of the Welgevonden game reserve, and are being treated in hospital in Johannesburg.

It is believed the family is related to the actress Helen Bonham Carter.

Marcus, an Eton schoolboy, was a member of the Bembridge Sailing Club which yesterday posted an announcement on its website. The secretary, Mike Samuelson, said the club was devastated by the news.

"He was a delightful boy," he said. "It's tragic. Marcus had spent two to three weeks here with his father before he went on holiday," he said.

His father Charlie Egerton-Warburton, head of UK and Ireland private banking at Credit Suisse, flew to South Africa to be with his family, describing his sons as his "love and life".

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