Missionaries who died in Zambezi plane crash given day of national mourning

President Michael Sata has declared today, Tuesday, 5th June, 2012, a day of national mourning in honor of Dr. Jay Erickson and his wife Katrina, who died in a plane crash on Saturday, 2nd June, 2012.

The two missionaries of Chitokoli Mission Hospital in North-Western province died in a tragic plane crash when their light aircraft hit into high voltage ZESCO pylon in Zambezi River.

During the mourning period, which started at 06:00 hours to 18 hours, all flags shall fly at half mast and programmes of entertainment nature shall be postponed or cancelled.

The announcement was made by Secretary to the Cabinet Evans Chibiliti.

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