Mil­i­tary’s hor­ror toll

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE death toll from the crash of an air force trans­port plane in the In­done­sian city of Medan ( pic­tured) jumped to more than 140 yesterday, in­di­cat­ing a grow­ing list of vic­tims from the neigh­bour­hood where the plane went down. North Su­ma­tra po­lice ma­jor A. Tari­gan said 141 bod­ies had been re­cov­ered from the rub­ble of a residential area where the C- 130 Her­cules crashed shortly af­ter take­off on Tues­day. The air force says 122 peo­ple were on- board, in­clud­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies. Flames were seen be­fore the crash.

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