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    Tunisia: two French people killed in an ultralight accident

    Two other French people were injured in the south of Tunisia this Saturday in a collision during a gathering of microlights.

    Two French people were killed and two others injured on Saturday in southern Tunisia in a collision during a gathering of microlights, civil protection announced on Sunday.

    The accident occurred “in the Chott El Jerid area and resulted in the death of two French people while two others were injured,” the spokesman for Civil Protection told AFP. Moez Triaa.

    The Chott El Jerid is a dry salt lake which extends over more than 5000 km2 in the desert south of Tunisia. The four Frenchmen took part in a rally organized from May 25 to June 6 in several regions of the south of the country.

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    Rescuers found “a first motorized ultra-light aircraft (ULM) which had caught fire and two charred bodies inside”, according to the spokesperson. The two victims were aged 55 and 78, he said.

    An open investigation

    About three kilometers away, the emergency services discovered “a second device” whose two occupants “were slightly injured”. Aged 60 and 62, they have already been released from Tozeur hospital, according to the spokesperson.

    The French consulate in Tunisia “is mobilized (…) on the ground and with the families, in conjunction with the emergency services”, an embassy spokesman told AFP. According to Moez Triaa, it is likely that the accident was caused by a collision between the two aircraft.

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    The spokesman for the Tozeur court, Nizar Skander, indicated that “an investigation has been opened to determine the reasons for the accident” and confirmed that two Frenchmen had been killed.

    The tourism sector is expecting a very good season for 2023, with already nearly a million visitors to Tunisia until the end of February, more than double the previous year.

    Source: BFM TV

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