Algerian Military Plane Crash Reportedly Kills 247 People Aboard

At least 200 people have died as result of an Algerian military plane crash, Asharq AL-awsat outlet reported Wednesday.
The incident reportedly occurred at 8:00 a.m. local time, when allegedly an Il-76 or Il-78 aircraft crashed near the airport of the Algerian city of Blida, Boufarik province.
Local authorities have deployed 130 members of the civil protection unit, 14 ambulances and 10 truck to evacuate the injured to the scene of the crash, Dia Algerie outlet reported.


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Situation at Plane Crash Site in Algeria (VIDEO)
Earlier media reports suggested that there were some 200 people aboard the aircraft, all of whom had died in the incident.
However, according to the recent data, provided by En-Nahar broadcaster, citing local Ministry of Internal Affairs, bodies of 247 people killed in the crash have been found at the site of the incident so far.