July 25, 2020 / 3:11 PM / in 16 days

Small plane crashes into house in Germany, killing three people

BERLIN (Reuters) - A small aircraft crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said on Saturday.

The roof of the apartment building in the town of Wesel caught fire after the microlight plane crashed into it, a police spokesman said.

Witnesses told local media that the aircraft had collided with a hot-air balloon shortly before the crash.

Reporting by Gabriele Sajonz; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Helen Popper

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