jeudi, octobre 11, 2007


LATEST: The jury at the inquest into the death of DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, has heard how the paparazzi climbed onto the car wreckage immediately after the British royal's vehicle crashed in a Paris tunnel in 1997. The inquest aims to establish whether Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, who were killed the French car crash on 31 August (97), were simply the victims of a tragic accident, or if they were the targets of an assassination plot headed by the British royal family - as claimed by Fayed's father, tycoon Mohamed Al Fayed. On Wednesday (10Oct07), London's Royal Courts of Justice heard an eyewitness account from local woman Ana Simao, who was one of the first people to come across the accident. Speaking via satellite from Paris, she told the court she saw two photographers in the tunnel, adding: "They were taking pictures." When questioned as to how close the snappers were to the vehicle, she replied, "They were on the car. I thought it was a movie, that they were filming a movie." Describing the scene of the crash, she said: "The klaxon was noisy, but also the windows were broken and the air bags were out." The jury also heard another account from witness Antonio Lopes-Borges, who told how he was warned to stay out of the vicinity. He said: "There was a guy, he looked like an Egyptian, and he told us can you please go back because there is going to be an explosion." He was then asked whether the paparazzi had done anything to help the injured passengers of the car, to which he answered: 'No.' The inquest continues.