Indian movie star Soundarya has been killed in an air crash as she made her way to an election rally. She was 32.

Police have announced her aircraft crashed soon after take-off from the southern city of Bangalore, killing all four passengers onboard.

Soundarya, a star of Telugu language films, was campaigning for India's governing BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY.

MOHAN LAL, a leading actor who had starred with Soundarya, says, "She was one of the best female actresses we have had."

18/04/2004 10:21