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BREAKING: Military Plane Crashes, 12 Dead

BREAKING: Military Plane Crashes, 12 Dead

Information reaching us has it that at least 12 people died after a military aircraft crashed in Myanmar on Thursday, a fire brigade spokesperson said.

The accident occurred near the central city of Mandalay, the spokesperson told dpa.

The weather conditions were very bad, according to local news reports.

Military Plane Crashes
Military Plane Crashes

Some senior military officers and Buddhist monks were on board.

The monks had been due to take part in a religious ceremony, the reports said.

The plane was en route from the capital, Naypyidaw, to the city of Pyin Oo Lwin and crashed shortly before landing, according to Myawaddy TV, a station run by the military junta.

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