First images from Colombia plane crash released

2016-11-29 15:15

A plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, crashed late Monday near the Colombian city of Medellin, after reporting "electrical failures," officials said.

All but five people died.

Six people were reported to have survived the crash, including a 25-year-old player, the mayor of a town near the crash site said, without identifying him. One person has died in hospital.

Members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that was supposed to play against Colombia's Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in the South American Cup finals, were among the 72 passengers and nine crew on board, officials said.

View images from the scene below.  

(Luis Benavides, AP)





(Raul Arboleda, AFP)

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