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At least 30 people killed as Indonesian military plane crashes on Sumatra

Posted by Kate Halliwell on June 30, 2015 at 5:10 AM

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The Guardian: At least 30 people have been killed after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed shortly after take-off into a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area. The Hercules plane hit a hotel and houses in the northern Sumatra city of Medan on Tuesday, an official said. “The latest information we have is that 30 have died.... The number could go up,” Hisar Turnip, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, told Reuters. It was not immediately clear how many of the victims were in the plane or on the ground.


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