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Five Israeli diamond dealers were killed in a plane crash in Namibia.

Officials in Windhoek said Sunday that a light plane that crashed upon takeoff over the weekend was carrying five Israeli employees of the international diamond firm Lazare Kaplan International.

The pilot also died.

The five Israelis had planned to go on safari. The Israeli Embassy in neighboring South Africa sent a team to help recover and identify the remains.

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