Monday 25 September 2017

At least 20 killed as military plane crashes into residential area

Firemen attempt to extinguish the fire surrounding the wreckage of an Indonesian military transport plane after it crashed in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia REUTERS/Irsan Mulyadi/Antara Foto
Firemen attempt to extinguish the fire surrounding the wreckage of an Indonesian military transport plane after it crashed in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia REUTERS/Irsan Mulyadi/Antara Foto

At least 20 people were killed when an Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane crashed into a residential area in the city of Medan.

Adam Malik hospital spokeswoman Sairi M Saragih said the facility had received 20 bodies from the crash scene so far.

She said two people who were on the ground are critically injured.

Air force officials say the plane crashed two minutes after take-off.

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