Military plane crashes in Algeria

International

Algeria: According to the reports on Wednesday, a military plane has crashed shortly after taking off from the Boufarik base in Algeria. The plane, an Ilyushin Il-78 was carrying dozens of military troops.

At least 100 people have reportedly died, and local sources have been quoted as saying the death toll could exceed 200.

Reportedly, 14 ambulances were at the scene and injured people were being transferred to the hospital.

Footage from the scene showed smoke coming off wreckage in a field.

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