A Philippines military plane has crashed in Sulu province. At least 40 people have been rescued so far, according to the country’s military chief.
Philippines military chief Cirilito Sobejana confirmed that a C-130 transport plane had crashed in Jolo, the province’s capital. The plane, which was transporting troops at the time of the accident, missed the runway while landing and crashed into a nearby village, Sobejana explained.
At least 40 people have been rescued so far. Military and civilian firefighters are currently working to put out a fire that has reportedly engulfed much of the aircraft.
Reports citing the military said that at least 85 passengers were aboard the aircraft. A photograph purportedly taken near the crash site shows a large billow of smoke rising up into the sky.
TINGNAN:Makapal na usok mula sa bumagsak na eroplano sa Patikul, Sulu ang sumalubong sa mga residente ngayong Linggo ng umaga, Hulyo 4. pic.twitter.com/7wcnQOBOzb
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