As many as 75 people are feared dead after a plane carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia.
A charter aircraft carrying 81 people including members of Brazil’s Chapecoense football team has crashed en route to Medellin airport
Reports say there were six survivors, including the Chapecoense goalkeeper, Alan Ruschel. There were 72 passengers, including the team and travelling journalists, with nine crew on board.
Colombian civil aviation authorities said a high death toll was “undeniable” but would not confirm statements from local police that 75 were dead.
Chapecoense were flying to play a Copa Sudamerica finals match against Atlético Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.
Medellin’s mayor, Federico Gutierrez, said the crash, close to the town of Cerro Gordo, was a “tragedy of huge proportions.” The Brazilian football confederation said in a statement that it was praying for the
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