Death toll rises to 29 after plane crashes into homes in DR Congo city

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Smoke raises after a small aircraft crashed in a densely populated area in Goma on the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 24 November 2019. Picture: AFP

GOMA – At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

A survivor among the 19 people — 17 passengers and two crew members — who were aboard the plane was taken to hospital along with 16 others injured on the ground, the North Kivu regional government said.”At this stage, 29 bodies have been found in the rubble,” the statement said.The Busy Bee Dornier-228 smashed into two houses near the airport, the deputy transport minister Jacques Yuma Kipuya said earlier.

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