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Lone survivor found as 77 die in Algeria plane crash

Updated: 2014-02-13 07:11
By Agencies in Algiers, Algeria ( China Daily)

Aircraft lost contact during descent; severe weather blamed for accident

A military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast on Tuesday, leaving just one survivor in one of the country's deadliest air disasters, the defense ministry said.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mourning from Wednesday, praising the soldiers who died in the crash as "martyrs".

Lone survivor found as 77 die in Algeria plane crash

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