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Plane collision in Russia kills 4

Police say four people have been killed in the collision of two troop planes at an airport in the republic of Dagestan.

world Updated: Jan 16, 2009 11:06 IST

Police say four people have been killed in the collision of two troop planes at an airport in the republic of Dagestan.

A spokesman for the regional Interior Ministry, Mark Tolchinsky, said the collision of the Il-76 planes of the Interior Ministry Troops late yesterday also injured two people and that one person was missing.

Tolchinsky says the collision at the airport of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagesta, occurred as one of the planes was taking off and the other taxiing. However, Russian news reports said one of the planes was landing.