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16 dead in military plane crash in Mississippi: official

AFP  |  Washington 

Sixteen US troops were killed when a Marine Corps transport aircraft crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, officials confirmed today.

"A Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft crashed in LeFlore County, Mississippi, on July 10 at approximately 4 pm CDT (2200 GMT), claiming the lives of 16 service members," the Marine Corps said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

US President Donald Trump, in a tweet, called the "heartbreaking." "Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 18:23 IST