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Article published the Tuesday 11 February 2014 - Latest update : Tuesday 11 February 2014

One survivor in Algeria military plane crash

Algerian President Abdoulaziz Bouteflika
Algerian President Abdoulaziz Bouteflika
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By RFI

One survivor has been found after a military aircraft carrying 103 people crashed in eastern Algeria, officials announced on Tuesday. 

Earlier sources told local media that all 103 had died but Colonel Farid Nechad of Algerian civil protection later said that one survivor had been found and that rescue workers were continuing the search for others.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft was flying in poor weather conditions to the city of Constantine , when it crashed in Oum El Bouaghi, 500 kilometres east of Algiers, an Algerian radio station said.

The plane was carrying 99 passengers - soldiers and their families - and four crew members.

tags: Airplane - Algeria - crash - Military - Transport
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