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    BREAKING: Plane Carrying 81 Crashes

    Updated: November 29, 2016 at 8:13 am EST  See Comments

    A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.

    Reports say seven people were pulled alive from the plane but two have since died including the team’s goalkeeper.

    The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team.

    The team had been due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.

    The first leg of the final of the cup, South America’s second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday but has now been suspended.

    The match was seen as the biggest in the history of the relatively small club, which entered Brazil’s top division for the first time in 2014.

    Brazilian President Michel Temer announced three days of national mourning, and top Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona held a minute’s silence at the beginning of their practise sessions.


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