Tuesday, July 26, 2011

20 dead in Moroccan military plane Crash - 26th July 2011

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Twenty people were killed Tuesday when a Moroccan C-130 military plane crashed in the southern part of the country, state-run Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse reported.

The aircraft belonging to Morocco's Royal Armed Forces crashed in a mountainous area near the city of Guelmim, the report said, citing local sources.

Local news agency Lakom.com, citing sources with knowledge of the event, said the plane was coming from the city of al-Oyoon with 70 people on board. Rescue efforts were ongoing. It was not clear whether non-military personnel were on board, the news agency said. Source