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Algerian military plane crashes near Boufarik airport, at least 100 dead

A screengrab from the video posted on local channel Ennahar TV. The Ennahar TV reported that more than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport.pc:ht

At least 100 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, officials said.

The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement.

More than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport, local channel Ennahar TV reported. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities.

“There are more than 100 deaths. We can’t say exact how many at this point,” Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, told Continue reading

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