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76 killed in Colombia plane crash, five survive

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:09

Colombian authorities are investigating the cause of a plane crash Monday night, that killed 76 people including members of a Brazilian soccer team. Nathan Frandino reports.

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So far rescuers have found five survivors from the flight that crashed late Monday night. They say the remaining 76 people on board, including members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, were killed Dozens of first responders, police and military personnel have deployed to the jungle crash site outside Medellin, although rescue operations were hampered at first by darkness and heavy rain. Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez says the city is doing all it can to help. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEDELLIN MAYOR, FEDERICO GUTIERREZ, SAYING: "The most important thing is now is to be able to save lives and we are here for that. It is very sad news. All their friends, family and their country have our solidarity." The plane was traveling from Bolivia to Colombia, carrying the soccer team and more than 20 journalists to a tournament. Officials say the plane crashed around 10:15 p.m. and split in two. An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

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76 killed in Colombia plane crash, five survive

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:09