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Fatal private jet crash in Brazilian city - plane said to be carrying presidential candidate

Published on Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM
 
Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos speaks during a meeting with businessmen at the National Agriculture Confederation headquarters in Brasilia on August 6, 2014. Campos is thought to have been travelling in a private Cessna plane that crashed on Wednesday into a gymnasium and two homes in the Brazilian city of Santos, claiming multiple lives. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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