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Death toll from Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

Death toll from Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

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At least 47 of those killed were military personnel while the other three were civilians, says armed forces spokesman JAKARTA, Indonesia At least 50 people were killed when a Philippine Air Force plane carrying 96 people crashed in the country's south on Sunday, said a military official. In a statement, Philippine Armed Forces Spokesman Major General Edgard Arevalo said Monday that 47 of those killed were military personnel while the other three were civilians. Meanwhile, the Department of National Defense said in a statement that 49 military personnel and four civilians were undergoing treatment for injuries. The Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft crashed in Patikul, Sulu province at 11.30 a.m. (0330GMT), according to the Philippine News Agency. The military statem...
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