Three animal welfare degree course students have been killed in a bus crash while on a field trip in South Africa.
Three British animal welfare degree course students have been killed in a bus crash while on a field trip in South Africa.
Brooksby Melton College has named the victims as Sami Lake (19) and Dan Greenwood (22), both from Syston, and Eleanor Payne (19) from Hinckley, Leicestershire. Another four passengers from the group remain in hospital in a critical condition.
The two girls, believed to be good friends, were killed instantly when their truck veered off the road and overturned on June 10. Mr Greenwood, thought to be sitting next to them, died later in hospital following two emergency operations.
Two teachers and 18 students were thought to be on the bus along with a South African guide. The students, all aged between 18 and 22 had been on a wildlife study tour in the region and were travelling from Swaziland to Nelspruit to visit a monkey sanctuary.
Nicola Brewer, British high commissioner to South Africa, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three young people who have died in this tragic accident.”
Anyone concerned about friends or family can call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for further information on 020 7008 1500.