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11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia

Published on Feb 21, 2014 4:08 PM
A picture taken on Feb 21, 2014 shows the wreckage of a Libyan army medical plane that crashed in the Grombalia area, 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, killing all 11 people on board. -- PHOTO: AFP

GROMBALIA (AFP) - A Libyan army medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services said.

"The plane crashed at 1.30 am (0030 GMT)... with 11 people on board - three doctors, two patients and six crew members," spokesman Mongi El Kadhi said.

He said there were no survivors from the accident in the Grombalia area, 40km from the capital.

"The whole plane was completely burnt out. The emergency services went to the crash site and recovered the charred bodies."

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