76 killed after plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia
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Seventy-six people have been killed after a plane carrying members of a Brazilian football team crashed in Colombia, police have said.
Five others survived.
It has been confirmed that a defender, 27-year-old Alan Ruschel, is among those who survived.
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Concerning the player’s condition, a doctor said: “We still don’t have a final diagnosis.
They are waiting for lab results and X-rays to make a decision and do a (surgical) procedure.
Brazilian TV channels reported that goalkeeper Danilo and reserve goalkeeper Jakson Follmann had survived too.
Mr Tozzo added that: “There are a lot of people crying in our city. They could never imagine this.
The South American football federation has suspended all games following the news from Colombia.
A plane conveying 81 individuals, including members of a Brazilian football group, slammed late Monday close to the Colombian city of Medellin, in the wake of reporting “electrical disappointments,” authorities said. Five individuals have reportedly survived the crash, including a 25-year-old player Alan Ruschel, a protector on the Brazil group. Reports said 25 bodies have been found.
Members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that should play against Colombia’s Atletico Nacional Wednesday in the South American Cup finals, were among the 72 travelers and nine group members on board, authorities said.
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“National police have touched base on the scene and all possible guides are being prepared in light of the fact that six survivors are being accounted for,” the Medellin air terminal said in an announcement.
The LAMIA carrier’s flight began in Brazil and had made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia before going to Colombia.
The air terminal explanation said the plane reported a crisis at 10 pm neighborhood time. “It announced it had electrical disappointments,” said an authority.
It went down around 50 km from Medellin, Colombia’s second biggest city, in a region called Cerro Gordo.
Prior reports had recommended that the plane came up short on fuel.
On its Twitter account, the Medellin air terminal said the crash site must be achieved overland in light of horrible climate in the region.
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“May God go with our competitors, authorities, columnists and different visitors going with our appointment,” the Brazil football club said in a brief articulation on its Facebook page.
The South American Cup last that should have been played between the Brazil group and Atletico Nacional has been crossed out.
A video distributed on the group’s Facebook page demonstrated the group preparing for the flight prior Monday in Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos worldwide air terminal.
The group, from the little city of Chapeco, was between a fairy tale seasons. It joined Brazil’s first division in 2014 surprisingly since the 1970s and made it a week ago to the Copa Sudamericana finals.