Not quite the final destination

A British woman who shipped her boyfriend's suitcase to him in South Africa was shocked to find his belongings had turned up on a beach almost 4km from her home after a cargo ship was grounded nearby, the Daily Telegraph reported.

A British woman who shipped her boyfriend's suitcase to him in South Africa was shocked to find his belongings had turned up on a beach almost 4km from her home after a cargo ship was grounded nearby, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Marilyne Simony's boyfriend, Kobus Pretorius, moved back to Pretoria after his visa expired and she paid about R1 953 for his books, clothes and photographs to be sent to him.

But six weeks later, after the MSC Napoli spilt dozens of containers off the south-west coast of England, a colleague of Simony spotted a framed photograph of the couple in news pictures of debris on Branscombe beach.

The 62000-ton Napoli was grounded on the World Heritage coastal site a week ago during a tow from mid-channel to Portland, Dorset, because of fears she would sink. - Sapa-AFP

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