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At least 40 rescued after Philippines military plane crash

By Reuters | July 4th 2021



At least 40 people have been rescued from a military plane that crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, armed forces chief Cirilito Sobejana told reporters.

The C-130 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force had a mishap on landing on the island of Jolo, the air force said in a statement.

"Rescue efforts are ongoing," it said.

A picture published by ABS-CBN News on Twitter showed smoke and flames pouring from the broken fuselage.

The AFP news agency said the plane had been carrying 85 people, citing the army chief.

Armed forces chief Cirilito Sobejana told reporters that at least 40 people were rescued from the crashed plane and were now treated.

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