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End of a Sad Chapter for Sundance Resources

Sundance Resources Ltd saw the final chapter in its recent tragedy written today as the bodies of the six Australian nationals were placed on a flight from the Congo to Australia. All eleven bodies from the crash have been recovered from thick jungle and returned to the countries of their origin. The dead included six Australians, two Britons, two French and one US national.

The ill fated flight had all members of the Sundance Resources managing board on the air craft including Craig Oliver, John Carr-Gregg, Ken Talbot, Geoff Wedlock, and Don Lewis. The Perth based mining company has been making concentrated efforts to retrieve the bodies from the jungle since the day of the crash on 19 June 2010.

The 11 coffins were placed outside the Congress Palace in the capital Brazzaville for a ceremony attended by Congolese officials and diplomats from Australia, Britain, Cameroon, France and the United States before they were flown to Paris. From their they will be flown separately to their own countries.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel Scanlon

Joel emigrated to Australia in 1995 and worked for five years in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician, using GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm. After that, he ran a successful business providing web services to businesses along the eastern seaboard of Australia. During this time, he developed and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been working with AZoNetwork since the company was founded in 2000.


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