UN Plane Crashes in Congo, Killing 20

At least 20 people have died and 16 were injured in a United Nations plane crash in the in Congo's capital, UN sources tell Reuters -- and an AFP correspondent saw at least 16 bodies being pulled from the wreckage. Around 30 people were believed to be on the plane, which reportedly broke into several pieces when it hit the runway at the Kinshasa airport during heavy rain at around 8 a.m., witnesses told the BBC. "We can confirm the plane is down, but cannot confirm casualties," U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said. Health Ministry official Joseph Kiboko said the plane lost control in the high winds as it came in to land..

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