Fatal private jet crash in Brazilian city - plane said to be carrying presidential candidate
Published on Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM
SANTOS, Brazil (AFP, REUTERS) - A private jet crashed Wednesday into a gymnasium and two homes in the Brazilian city of Santos, claiming multiple lives, officials said.
According to Reuters, the jet was said to be carrying presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who is running third in polls ahead of Brazil's October presidential election.
Television news network GloboNews said he had died without saying how it obtained the information.
"There are fatalities but we still do not have a number confirmed," a Sao Paulo state police spokeswoman told AFP, saying a fire had hampered access to the area.
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