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Chinese Business Delegation Robbed in South Africa

(CRI Online)    03:06, August 10, 2015

A photo shows the airport where a Chinese business delegation were robbed in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 7, 2015.

A Chinese business delegation has been robbed in South Africa.

The 10 people from Zhejiang province are said to have been robbed shortly after leaving the airport in Johannesburg.

"Most of the people with the delegation went to South Africa for the first time. Some of them exchanged local money inside the airport and then they were headed to a hotel downtown inside a business van, which was blocked by 3 cars shortly after it left the airport. There were five armed robbers who entered the business van, taking off their languages and some certificates ."

The Chinese consulate in Johannesburg confirmed that some members of the delegation suffered minor injuries, and the total loss amounted to several hundred thousand yuan.

Members of the group gave details of the delegations arrangements in Johannesburg to a man they met at the airport, believing he was a tour guide.

Police believe that it is how the delegation was spotted by the criminals.

Further investigation is underway.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Luxiao Zou,任建民)

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