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257 dead in Algeria military plane crash: official

AFP  |  Algiers 

At least 257 people, mostly soldiers and members of their families, were killed in an Algerian military plane crash today, the defence ministry said.

The II-76 crashed shortly after take-off from the Boufarik airbase, about 25 kilometres southwest of the capital

The dead include the plane's 10 crew and 247 passengers, most of them members of the armed forces, the ministry said in a statement.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:05 IST