Polish President Killed in Air Crash

The only news featuring in the news here in Poland today is of the tragic death of the Polish president Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria, numerous other politicians, senior Polish military officers, members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. The final death toll is believed to be around 100. The plane a Polish Air Force Tupolev aircraft had left Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre and crashed on its approach to Smolensk in Russia. Several theories have already emerged as to the cause of the crash, which reportedly happened in thick fog.

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