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Plane Carrying Eighty-One People, Including Top Brazilian Football Team Crashes In Colombia

A plane carrying eighty-one people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.

Roseline Ebhoramen reports that, the plane was said to have crash following electrical problems.

The chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the football team. The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.

The first leg of the final of the cup, South America’s second most important club competition, was scheduled for tomorrow, but has now been suspended.

The South American Football Confederation said it was suspending all activities following the crash. Medellin’s Mayor Federico Gutierrez described it as a tragedy of huge proportions.

However, there was no fire on impact, which has given rescuers hope that more survivors may be found.

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