Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At least 257 people died after a military plane crashed in northern Algeria



At least 257 people have died after a military plane crashed in northern Algeria, the defence ministry says.

 
The incident happened shortly after the aircraft took off from Boufarik military airport near the capital Algiers in the morning.


Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, according to the defence ministry. Ten crew members were also killed.


It is not yet clear what caused the crash.


The army's chief of staff has ordered an investigation into the crash and will visit the scene.




BBC       News.