2002 news story
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20 Jan 2003 11:37 PST
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During 2002 on which island were 8 british tourists rescued from armed bandits by spear wielding locacls ?
Re: 2002 news story
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 20 Jan 2003 12:30 PST
Hi pjmulberry-ga, Thanks for your question. The island in question is Madagascar. A group of backpackers were staying in Isalo National Park when bandits attacked their camp. Locals armed with spears thwarted the robbers by rushing the camp en masse. Backpackers Rescued from Armed Robbers by Tribesman http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_571281.html Klare England of Nottingham was the tourist who received the most press attention. An article in "the Daily Mail" identified her companions as "seven other Britons." "How Spear-Waving Samaritans Saved Me from Bandits," by David Wilkes. Daily Mail, April 20, 2002 Search strategy Google search: rescued tourists bandits spears "klare england" I hope this answers your question. If you require additional information, please ask for clarification and I'll do my best to assist you. Regards, luciaphile-ga
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