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Algeria mourns dozens killed in military plane crash

Algeria has begun three days of national mourning for the 77 people killed in a military passenger plane crash in the north-east of the country.

One person survived when the Hercules C-130 crashed into a mountain in Oum al-Bouaghi province, en route to Constantine, in bad weather conditions.

Most of the passengers were military personnel and their family members.

  • 12 Feb 2014
  • From the section Africa