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.
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