HELSINKI, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Two Finnish business executives were among the five killed in a private plane crash in Zimbabwe, Finnish media reported Saturday.
The companies of the executives have confirmed their names as Heikki Vappula, director of the biorefining sector of United Paper Mills, a paper producer, and Pekka Ojanpaa, CEO of the service company Lassila & Tikanoja.
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and Foreign Minister Timo Soini expressed their condolences on the loss on social media.
Four Finns, including the two executives, and a Zimbabwean pilot were killed in the accident on Friday, Zimbabwean police said. The victims were on a hunting tour in the southern African country.
The other two Finns were reportedly an associate owner of a major legal service company and an influential staff member of a leading IT branch.