72 people have died when a plane with the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense on board crashed near Medellin, said Colombian police.
The plane had 72 passengers and a crew of nine on board when it crashed. Only five of them survived, said Colombian police.
– Six people were pulled out alive, but unfortunately one of them died. The rest of the passengers have died. The tragic total figure is 72 deaths, says José Gerardo Acevedo, regional chief of police.
Besides the Brazilian soccer team and their support, there was most likely several Brazilian journalists and photographers on board the aircraft.
According to the mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez, the plane crashed during bad weather in the mountainous Cerro Gordo, about 50 kilometers from Medellin. The injured have been rushed to a hospital in the village of La Ceja.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today