Women kidnapped in Ecuador: we feared being killed
James MeikleTwo women tourists rescued from kidnappers in Ecuador near its border with Colombia told how they feared they would be killed by their captors.
Kathryn Cox, a 23-year-old Briton, and Fiona Wilde, a 32-year-old Australian, were abducted while travelling by canoe in a group of seven – five foreigners and two Ecuadoreans – and two local guides in the Cuyabeno nature reserve in Sucumbios province on Friday. The other foreigners were not taken in the attack, which the BBC reported as having been carried out by a Colombian group.
Wilde told reporters that she feared she and Cox would be killed by the kidnappers. Speaking on Sky News, Wilde said: "We were very scared but we could often hear the helicopters above us and that was very comforting while we were in the jungle.
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"Women kidnapped in Ecuador: we feared being killed", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/women-kidnapped-in-ecuador-we-feared-being-killed