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UN Soldiers Involved In A South African Aircraft Crash In DR Congo



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Reports reaching Naija News today reveals that some rescue team have saved the lives of UN Soldiers in a plane crash that happened in DR Congo on Thursday.

The spokesperson of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Congo, Mathias Gillman, stated that soldiers in the crash have been evacuated and that the fire has been put off.

Naija News understands that the South Africa Military Aircraft crash land yesterday January 9, at Goma airport, Dr Congo.

Gillman said that the military aircraft (C-130BZ) with 59 passengers and eight crew members, was returning from eastern Congo city of Beni, where it was providing logistical support to the South African contingent deployed in the region when the incident happened.

However, South Africa’s National Defence Force disclosed that its board of inquiry will be convened to investigate the incident.

This was coming after Naija News have reported that more than 60 Canadians died in the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Tehran on Wednesday.

Of the 176 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines, which was on its way to Kyiv, Ukraine, none survived. Among them were 63 Canadians and 82 Iranians. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaïk also said that 11 Ukrainians including two passengers and nine crew members, ten Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British lost their lives.

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