Three British tourists have been killed and another was seriously injured in a horrific accident in South Africa after their vehicle crashed over a bridge and plummeted 75 ft into a river below.
The two married couples had been on their way to an airport to fly back to England after driving up South Africa’s famous 450 mile Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Three of the four Brit’s were highly respected Christian charity bosses and the other was a senior teacher at elite £17,000-a-year Christ Church Cathedral School in Oxford.
Former clergyman Peter Harris, 67, who set up the international charity A Rocha with his wife Miranda, 66, was the only one of the group to survive along with driver Thando Kalipa.
Both are critical but stable after being rushed to St George’s Hospital in Port Elizabeth after being pulled still breathing from the wreckage of their semi-submerged vehicle.
Peter’s wife and mother-of-four Miranda was killed along with their close friends Chris Naylor, 58, who is the Chief Executive officer of A Rocha and his scholar wife Susanna, 54.
The two couples had been enjoying a 10 day combined adventure and working holiday in South Africa visiting A Rocha field groups as well as taking time out to enjoy wildlife safaris.