Car crash kills Papua New Guinea’s deputy PM, Sam Basil

Leader of United Labour party was taken to hospital with three others and died despite efforts to revive him

Papua New Guinea’s deputy prime minister, Sam Basil, has died after a car crash, police have said.

Basil died in hospital while waiting to be airlifted to Port Moresby late on Wednesday after the crash, which took place in the Wau-Bulolo region, Morobe province.

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