December 31, 2017 / 9:21 PM / 8 months ago

At least 12 die in plane crash in Costa Rica - government department

SAN JOSE, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country’s security ministry said.

The reason for the crash is not yet known. It took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 230 kilometers (140 miles) west of the capital of San José. (Reporting by Enrique Andrés Pretel; Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Bill Rigby)

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