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Published: Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 6:17:12 PM
Updated: Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 6:17:12 PM

Ukrainian cargo plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria - ministry

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A cargo plane with six Ukrainians and one Russian on board crashed in Algeria's far south early on Saturday, an Algerian transport ministry official said.

The Ukrainian Antonov-12 plane en route to Equatorial Guinea could have crashed for technical reasons, the official said.

It came down at 0240 BST after taking off from Algeria's Tamanrasset airport and three burned bodies were found at the crash site, the official added.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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