De Klerk Unhurt in Car Crash; Aide Suffers Neck Strain


South African President Frederik W. de Klerk escaped injury in an auto accident near his Zurich hotel, but Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha had to put on a neck brace.

Botha, accompanying De Klerk on a European tour, said they were dozing in their armored limousine toward the end of a two-hour trip Tuesday night from Bern when their driver braked hard to avoid crashing into a car of security men traveling in front.

"While we were feeling relief at not crashing into the car ahead of us, another car (of security men) crashed into us from behind," he said.

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