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Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

11-29-2016 14:48 BJT

BOGOTA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian football team, has crashed in Colombia, the country's aviation authorities said.

The crash site is in a mountainous area outside the Colombian city of Medellin, the destination of the chartered plane as the Brazilian football team is expected to take part in a Wednesday game.

Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said it is possible there are survivors and the rescuers are on their way.

It is not immediately known what caused the crash.

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