A small passenger plane crashed shortly after the takeoff on Sunday killing at least 25 people, including some on the ground, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The plane, operated by local company Busy Bee, went down shortly after the takeoff in the eastern city of Goma, North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita’s office said in a statement.
Two survivors, including one member of the crew, were being cared for at a local hospital, according to the National Border Health Program.
The company said the 19-seater Dornier 228-200 had 16 passengers and two crew members on board. The aircraft was headed for the city of Beni, 350km (220 miles) north of Goma, when it went down.
Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta has the latest.
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