Military plane crashes in eastern Algeria, more than 100 dead

An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in the north-east of the country, killing more than 100 people, Algerian media say, the BBC reports.

The plane crashed in a mountainous area in Oum al-Bouaghi province, said private TV station Ennahar.

Its source said that contact was lost with the military plane between Constantine and Oum al-Bouaghi.

Ambulances have been dispatched to the area to deal with casualties – many of whom are believed to be soldiers.

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