99 feared dead as Army plane crashes in Algeria

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ALGIERS – An Algerian military aircraft crashed in the east of the country on Tuesday, killing at least 99 people, Algerian radio announced.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft, which crashed in Oum El Bouaghi, around 500 kilometres (310 miles) east of the capital, was carrying soldiers and members of their families, a security source told AFP.

Details later.

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