The New Zealand Herald

Crash kills 181


Algerian emergency services say 181 people have been killed in a military plane crash. The state news agency said the plane crashed near the military base of Boufarik. The BBC said local sources were quoted as saying the death toll could exceed 200. A civil protection agency spokesman said some passengers were “extracted with deep burns caused by the fuselage catching fire.” TV news reports said 50 ambulances were at the scene. The Algerie Presse service agency said the Iliouchine­type plane was headed for Bechar in southweste­rn Algeria. Boufarik is in northern Algeria, near the Mediterran­ean sea, about 30km from the capital, Algiers.

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