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Colombia plane crash "extremely sad": Brazil's Temer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:54

Brazilian President Michel Temer expresses his sadness over the plane crash in Colombia that killed 75 people, including members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Brazil's President Michel Temer sent a message of condolence to the families of victims of a charter aircraft which crashed in the Colombian jungle on Monday (November 28) night whilst carrying 81 people, including the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. Temer, who declared three days of national mourning in Brazil, said the incident was "extremely sad". "Before greeting the authorities and all those (here today), I want to express my sadness for the awful incident which has caused the death of a soccer team and many people who accompanied the team from Chapeco, which happened early this morning. It is extremely sad," said Temer at a government event in the capital, Brasilia. Chapecoense, from Brazil's top league, had been flying to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin on Wednesday (November 30) in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, South America's equivalent of the Europa League when the plane crashed into the Colombian jungle near Medellin on Monday night. Twenty-one journalists were also on board the the BAe 146 charter aircraft. "Sadly, all we can do, beyond crying for those who have left us, was to arrange federal government support for the families who are in mourning," said Temer. Colombia's civil aviation head, Alfredo Bocanegra, said by Tuesday morning, there were 75 confirmed fatalities, with six injured survivors. He said the death toll could rise.

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Colombia plane crash "extremely sad": Brazil's Temer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:54