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Plane crash leaves more than 250 dead in Algeria

International Desk
Published on : 12 April 2018, 12:47 PM
Plane crash leaves more than 250 dead in Algeria


More than 250 people have died after an Algerian military plane crashed near the capital’s Boufarik military airport on Wednesday. This plane was carrying army personnel and their families and 30 Western Saharans refugees including women and children on board, according to the international media report.

The plane was heading to Tindouf, Algeria’s defense ministry said. The report says that the aircraft came down right after taking off from the Boufarik airport. Dozens of firefighters, rescue workers and military officials are deployed to conduct the rescue work of the aircraft, which had been ripped open near its wings.

The investigation has already started in search of reasons for the crash. The Algerian government has declared three days of national mourning after the most horrific plane crash in the country`s history.