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DRC plane crash claims 36

2013-03-04 21:01

Goma - A plane crash in the eastern city of Goma has killed 36 passengers, according to Congolese officials.

A Fokker airplane of the private airline CAA was carrying 40 people and only four people survived, said Goma's mayor Naasson Kubuya.

The plane was flying from Lodja in East Kasai Province in the centre of the country. The aircraft crashed in the centre of Goma, near the electoral commission's building, but it did not hit any people on the ground, he said.

"The pilot managed to avoid houses," said Kubuya. "It's a horrifying accident. The city of Goma has become a field of disasters. We sympathize with the families of the deceased."

Last year, a plane crash in the city of Bukavu killed President Joseph Kabila's personal adviser, Augustin Katumba.

Comments
  • fafpetzer - 2013-03-04 21:21

    what a f*kker of a plane....

  • David Mbongo - 2013-03-04 21:43

    Was de plane not coming 2 SA.i'm sorry 2 de families.

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-04 21:54

    May The Living Lord Welcome Their Souls

  • Wongezwa Tshazibana - 2013-03-04 21:57

    africans mus just use taxi buses n trains thats all coz these crafts r destroying afrika slowly thats enough

      Buzzbar - 2013-03-04 22:40

      I recommend you take your outcomes based education and ask for your school fees back. Firstly, your spelling is abysmal and secondly, if you're trying to compare the number of deaths caused by aircraft vs taxis and claiming aircraft fatalities are higher, then there is no hope for you. Either that or pull up your pants and give your mouth a chance to speak.

      JuliusYouPrick - 2013-03-05 08:54

      Congrats Wongezwa! You just won the award for the most retarded comment ever! Where can I deliver your prize?

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