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76 Die As Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team Crashes

An airplane which had onboard players of a Brazilian football team, Chapecoense, has crashed in Colombia, killing no fewer than 76 passengers.

5 passengers were reported to have survived the crash.

The flight was transporting the Brazilian side to Medellin airport for the final of the Copa Sudamericana when it crashed.

The plane is believed to have been carrying between 78-81 passengers and 9 crew members, the country’s civil aviation board has confirmed.

The plane reportedly crashed due to lack of fuel at around 10.15pm local time.

According to Mi Oriente, the plane came down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union.

Although an exact figure is currently unknown, there are reports of a few survivors.

At least 10 people have been injured and are being evacuated from the crash scene, the commander of La Union fire department said.

The team was expected to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional.

May their Souls rest in peace.

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