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DR Congo plane crash death toll rises to 24: Reports

AFP , Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Residents react after a small aircraft carrying around 15 passengers crashed in a densely populated area in Goma on the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 24, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
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The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24, a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker said.

Jean Paul Lumbulumbu, the vice president of North Kivu's parliament, said 24 bodies had been recovered from the rubble.

A rescue worker, who asked not to be named, said 26 bodies had been found. 


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