‘No survivors’: Algerian official said plane ws transporting troops and equipment when it crashed 8am local time
A plane crash in Algeria has reportedly left more than 200 people dead, according to local media.
The BBC reported that “many” are feared dead following the crash.
The military aircraft reportedly went down near an airport at Boufarik — less than 20 miles from the capital Algiers.
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It had been transporting dozens of troops and equipment when it crashed just after 8am local time.
Footage captured by witnesses shows a huge plume of black smoke billowing from an area near the runway.
As many as 14 ambulances and ten fire engines were dispatched to the horror blaze and dozens of bodies were pulled from the wreckage, according to local reports.
All roads around the airport were closed to help emergency services carry out a desperate rescue mission.
But an Algerian military source told local news broadcaster Al-Hadath that there are no survivors.
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