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Plane crashes in DRCongo, 19 dead

A plane crashed in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people although two survived, the deputy governor of Bandundu province said.

world Updated: Aug 26, 2010 07:58 IST
AFP

A plane crashed in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people although two survived, the deputy governor of Bandundu province said.

The plane from Kinshasa crashed just before 1200 GMT after being unable to land at an airport in Bandundu city and apparently running out of fuel, Vicky Mboso Muteba said.

"They have brought out the people, we have 19 bodies in the morgue and two survivors," he said.

The Let-410 aircraft was operated by private Congo company Silair.

First Published: Aug 25, 2010 19:58 IST