Philippines' plane crash with 47 deaths and 49 injured

Visual Representation of Plane Crash

Visual Representation of Plane Crash

Philippine military aircraft crashed on Sunday.  This plane was on board with a total of 96 people. It was discovered that 47 out of 96 people were dead and the rest of 49 were injured. The incident is further set to an investigation by Defence Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana. It is also said that the 47 people who died in this crash had been accounted for by the military, said Chief Cirilito Sobejana on Monday.

          It is said that 49 military persons were injured during the crash. It is also discovered that seven civilians were attacked in which 3 civilians were killed on the ground and four were injured. This was discovered by The Department of National Defence on Sunday.
          The aircraft, named Lockheed C-139 which was carrying the troops for counter-insurgency operations, overshot the runway at Jolo airport in southern Sulu province, said Colonel Edgard Arevalo, the military spokesperson.
          The defense secretary has ordered an investigation into this case. The military has not seen the sign of attack on the plane. The military has now clashed with Sulu south of the capital, Manila (about 950 km ). Sulu is the place with militant Abu Sayyaf group with notorious banditry and piracy.



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