A military plane has crashed in the Philippines, killing at least 50 people
MANILA: A military plane has crashed in the Philippines, killing at least 50 people and injuring 48 others.
According to a foreign news agency, a C-130 military plane crashed while landing in the province of Solo in the Philippines yesterday, initially killing 17 people, but in another 24 hours, 33 more passengers died. The death toll rose to 50.
The hospital is still treating 48 injured, six of whom are in critical condition and the death toll is expected to rise further. There were 92 people on board, most of them military personnel.
Surviving military personnel jumped to safety before the plane hit the ground. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, but officials say the plane deviated from the runway during landing.
The Philippine military chief said the plane was being sent to fight the militants, but did not say how many were killed while military rescue operations were under way.