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105 soldiers killed in Algeria military plane crash

IANS  |  Algiers 

At least 105 soldiers were killed in a military plane crash near an airfield outside the Algerian capital on Wednesday, officials said.

An Ilyushin I76 belonging to the crashed in the perimetre of the military airbase of Boufarik in province, quoted the as saying.

The Ministry said the plane was departing for the western province of Footage captured by witnesses showed a huge plume of black smoke billowing from near the runway.

Algerian emergency services revised an earlier estimated death toll of up to 200 given by APS state news.

The said the of the ordered an investigation into the crash. TV news reports said 14 ambulances were at the scene and the injured were rushed to hospitals.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:48 IST