Four bodies found in Congo after crash of plane with president’s staff


Four unidentified bodies have been found in Congo among the wreckage of a plane that had been carrying staff of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi.

The cargo plane, believed to have been carrying around eight passengers and crew, crashed last Thursday in the central Congo province of Sankuru.

Among those on board were Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager, bodyguards, and two Russian pilots.

The Antonov An-72 transport aircraft, which was operated by the air force on behalf of the presidency, was flying to the capital Kinshasa in the west of the country when it crashed close to the town of Kole.

It had disappeared from radar an hour after taking off from Goma in the east.

The cause of the accident has not yet been established.


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