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At least 37 killed in Indonesia transport plane crash

At least 37 people have been killed in a military transport plane crash in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan, officials say, the BBC reports.

The Hercules C-130 plane crashed into two houses and a car and burst into flames creating a huge fireball.

Military spokesman Fuad Basya told the BBC that the plane came down soon after take-off and that there were at least 12 crew members on board.

Officials say that bodies were recovered from the plane wreckage.

A major rescue operation is under way at the crash site which was covered in flames and thick black smoke.

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