30 Jun '15, 6am

UPDATE: At least 30 reported killed in #Indonesia military plane crash

JAKARTA (AFP, REUTERS) - At least five people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian military transport plane crashed into the city of Medan on Sumatra island and exploded in a ball of flames, police said. The C-130 Hercules plane crashed on Tuesday shortly after take-off, exploding in a ball of flames and damaging nearby buildings. Mardiaz Dwihananto, police chief of Medan city where the accident happened, told AFP that five to six bodies had so far been recovered from wreckage of the plane and buildings after the crash in a residential area. "The bodies were in (the) debris of the plane and buildings... we are taking the bodies one by one by ambulance to Adam Malik hospital. We haven’t managed to evacuate all of the bodies.” Reuters, however, cited Mr Hisar Turnip, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, as saying at least 30 people had been killed. “The la...

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