April 11, 2018 / 11:00 AM / 8 days ago

Death toll in Algerian military plane crash climbs to 257 - state TV

ALGIERS, April 11 (Reuters) - The number of people believed to have died in an Algerian military plane crash on Wednesday has risen to 257, according to state TV.

The military transport plane crashed into a field shortly after take off at Boufarik airport, southwest of Algiers.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed Writing by Aidan Lewis; editing by John Stonestreet

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