Crashed Government Plane Found In DR Congo

Search teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo have found the wreckage of a government cargo plane, which went missing last Thursday with eight passengers on board.

The aircraft – whose passengers included military personnel – had provided logistical support for a visit to eastern DR Congo by President Felix Tshisekedi.

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An aid worker from the Catholic Relief Service said he had visited the crash site in Sankuru province, and local villagers had already buried the bodies of four people found among the debris.

The Russian embassy in Kinshasa said two Russians had been on the Antonov 72 plane when it crashed.


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