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08 July 2011

Aeroplane carrying 112 crashes in DR Congo

An aeroplane carrying 112 people crashed on Friday as it tried to land in bad weather at Kisangani international airport in Democratic Republic of Congo, an official for the Congolese airline Hewa Bora told Reuters by telephone.

The crash was earlier confirmed by a government source in the capital Kinshasa.

Update: At least 40 survivors pulled from crashed plane in Kisangani, DR Congo, government spokesman says.  At least 53 feared dead in DR Congo air crash, airline CEO tells Reuters