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Over 100 Feared Dead in Indonesia as Military Plane Crashes in Residential Area




No less than 100 people are feared dead after a military plane crashed into a residential area in Indonesia.

The incident occurred in the city of Medan, BBC reports.

According to the report:

The Hercules C-130 plane hit two houses and a hotel before bursting into flames, creating a huge fireball.

Air Force head Agus Supriatna visited the crash site and told reporters he believed there were no survivors among the 113 people on board.

About 50 bodies have been taken to hospital – others are being recovered.

A major rescue operation is under way at the site which was covered in flames and thick black smoke.

The BBC’s Alice Budisatrijo in Jakarta says that only the tail of the aircraft is still recognisable; the rest has been reduced to debris.

Photo Credit: BBC/EPA


  1. @edDREAMZ

    June 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Omo see as lifes just waste like ant abeg… They should sue those airline bcos they fail to check engine b4 TAKE OFF… RIP to dead thou….

  2. libby

    June 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Lord have mercy. Life is so unpredictable….so sad :(. I hate hearing/reading about tragedies like this.

  3. Mabel

    June 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    When it’s not one thing it’s another.

  4. tushboss

    June 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Hmmm. What a tragedy

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