Plane crash leaves scores dead in D.R Congo

Plane crash leaves scores dead in D.R Congo

All passengers on board has been confirmed dead after plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.

Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims.

The small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its take-off from the city’s airport on Sunday morning, North Kivu regional governor Nzanzu Kasivita said.

The cause of the crash is still unclear, but some sources said the plane experienced engine failure right after take-off,

Rescue workers and local residents rushed to the crash site to evacuate the injured and also retrieve the bodies.

It was not immediately known how many residents were in their homes when the plane crashed.

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