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Algerian military air crash killed more than 250 people

Algerian military air crash killed more than 250 people

More than 250 people were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital this Wednesday. Labeled as the country’s worst air disaster, a total of 257 people were killed, most of them military. Ten crew members and other people described as family members also died, and a number of survivors were being treated at an army hospital, reported the ministry.

https://www.reuters.tv/v/j75/2018/04/11/more-than-250-dead-in-algeria-plane-crash

A member of Algeria’s ruling FLN party told the private Ennahar TV station the dead included 26 members of Polisario, an Algerian-backed group fighting for the independence of neighboring Western Sahara, a territory also claimed by Morocco in a long-running dispute.

The plane was heading to Tindouf, an area on Algeria’s border with Western Sahara, but crashed on the airport’s perimeter