Dept to release names of SA blast victims

2012-09-19 11:23
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Johannesburg - The names of the eight South Africans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be released on Wednesday, said the department of international relations and co-operation.

"We are going to release the names all at once, instead of bit-by-bit. We will release the names today," said spokesperson Nelson Kgwete.

Kgwete did not give a time for the release of names, and would not comment on a newspaper's identification of two of the men.

He said the company which employed all eight South Africans had been in contact with the victims' families.

Beeld newspaper revealed the identities of two of the victims in a report on Wednesday, as Brandon Booth, 47, of Balgowan in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, and Fraser Carey, 32, from Johannesburg.

Both men were pilots. Booth’s girlfriend had recently given birth to his second daughter, according to the report.

The newspaper reported that all those killed were employed by the Johannesburg company, ACS/Balmoral.

The South African victims included another pilot, three flight engineers and a woman who worked in ACS/Balmoral's operations room at Kabul airport, Beeld reported.

The suicide bomber, thought to be a woman, died in the attack, as did the Afghan minibus driver, a ground crew member from Kirgistan, and a pedestrian.
- SAPA
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