Rescuers pull 15 bodies from wreckage of plane in Indonesia

Military officials say 15 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of an Indonesian air force plane that crashed into a jungle-clad mountain earlier this week.

The fate of three others on board is still not known.

A Singaporean, an Indian and a Briton were among those on board the Casa-212 plane. It crashed during an aerial surveillance mission 100 kilometres south of Jakarta on Thursday.

Air force spokesman Chaeruddin Ray says search and rescue teams reached the site today.

He says none of the 15 bodies recovered so far has been identified.

Ray says medical teams with more than a dozen ambulances are on standby in a nearby hamlet for evacuations.

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