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Eight Feared Dead As Plane Carrying Presidential Staff Crashes



Eight persons have been feared dead after a cargo plane flying presidential staff crashed in eastern Congo.

Naija News understands that the remains of the plane have been found, while the people aboard the crashed plane are still missing.

While confirming the crash, the Congo Civil Aviation Authority, in a statement, said the plane, carrying President Felix Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager and some soldiers, was headed from Goma to the capital Kinshasa and went off radar on Thursday afternoon.

The Russian Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on its Facebook page that preliminary information indicated that Russians were among the crew members on the crashed Antonov jet.

However, the report regarding the crash is still sketchy as at the time of this report.


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