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Michelin-starred Fat Duck chefs die in Hong Kong car crash

Published on Nov 21, 2012 5:15 PM
Two chefs working for Heston Blumenthal were crushed to death when this taxi was hit by double-decker buses in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - Top British chef Heston Blumenthal has identified the bodies of two staff from his famed The Fat Duck restaurant who were killed in Hong Kong when their taxi was crushed between two buses, reports said.

Hong Kong media identified the victims as Briton Ivan Aranto Herrera Jorge, 34, and Swede Carl Magnus Lindgren, 30, who died along with taxi driver Wong Kim-chung, 53, in the accident on Monday that left 57 others injured.

Wearing a black T-shirt, Mr Blumenthal was seen at a mortuary in Hong Kong on Tuesday, pictures published in Hong Kong media showed.

His Michelin three-starred restaurant in the village of Bray, west of London, mourned the loss of the duo and described them as "uniquely talented young chefs".

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