Algeria declares three days of mourning over deadly plane crash

2018-04-12 11:55
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (File: AFP)

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (File: AFP)

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday announced three days of national mourning after a military plane crash killed 257 people, in the country's deadliest air catastrophe.

The leader of the North African state also ordered that a special prayer be said for the victims, mainly members of the military and their families, after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, a text published by state press agency APS said.

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