Dozens killed in Goma plane crash

Dozens of people were killed when a plane crashed into a residential area of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in bad weather on Monday.

Dozens of people were killed when a plane crashed into a residential area of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in bad weather on Monday.

At least three survivors were taken to hospital, police sources said, though the exact number of passengers on board was still unclear.

 

The aircraft, a Fokker belonging to the local CAA company, was coming from the central mining town of Lodja and went down just before landing at Goma airport, the sources said.

 

The accident took place during heavy rainfall.

 

Agencies

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