Plane crash in Algeria, 257 killed
Around 257 people. were killed in a plane crash. The military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria. The plane was carrying soldiers when it came down in an area near the Boufarik military base. The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened. The Ministry did not provide a death toll but expressed condolences to the victims' families. The flight had just taken off from Boufarik, about 30 kilometers southwest of the capital for a military base in Bechar in southwest Algeria.