Algeria: Military plane crash kills 257 people (Video)

Algeria: Military plane crash kills 257 people (Video)

At least 257 people were killed on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the Algerian capital, Algiers, state media reported.

The aircraft crashed near the Boufarik air base, between Algiers and the city of Blida. Ten of those killed were the plane crew, according to state-run Radio Algérie.

The aircraft is identified as Russian Ilyushin II-76 which crashed about 25 kms away from Algiers. Reportedly, the aircraft was headed towards Tindouf, border of Algeria. Pertaining to this, the Algerian defence ministry have also issued a statement condoling the bereaved relatives and family members of the deceased.

It was not immediately clear whether there were any survivors. It is the deadliest plane crash since 2014, when 298 people were killed after a Malaysian airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine.

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