17 dead in plane crash in Congo

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17 dead in plane crash in Congo

At least 17 people are confirmed dead after a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The plane carrying at least 17 passengers crashed into homes in a neighborhood in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.

The aircraft, operated by private airline Busy Bee, plunged into houses in Mapendo district in Goma shortly after it took off from the airport on Sunday morning, said provincial governor Nzanzu Kasivita Carly in a statement.

Carly said authorities are still gathering more details about casualty figures and could not immediately confirm the exact numbers.