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Algeria plane crash survivor found: Emergency services

Published on Feb 12, 2014 12:25 AM

ALGIERS (AFP) - One survivor was found on Tuesday from the crash of an Algerian military aircraft which had more than 100 people on board, an emergency services official told state radio.

"We have found a survivor and the search continues," Colonel Farid Nechad said, without giving further details.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft, which crashed in the mountainous Oum El Bouaghi region in northeastern Algeria, was carrying 99 passengers - soldiers and their families - as well as four crew members, a security source told AFP.

The source had said earlier that all on board had perished.

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