30 die in plane crash

A military plane crashed near Luena in southeastern Angola today killing 30 people, a Portuguese radio station reported.

A military plane crashed near Luena in southeastern Angola today killing 30 people, a Portuguese radio station reported.

An unknown number of survivors were treated at a hospital and rescue teams were still searching the plane’s wreckage for bodies, according to state-owned Radio Difucao.

The accident occurred near the city of Leuna, 500 miles southeast of the capital, Luanda.

The Antonov-12 plane developed technical problems and called Luena air traffic control just before it crashed, according to an Angolan air force spokesman.

The victims were not identified.

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