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Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in southern Algeria

The plane had seven passengers on board

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A Ukrainian cargo plane has reportedly crashed in southern Algeria on Saturday with seven passengers on board, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The plane crashed near the Tamanrasset Airport in far south of Algeria at 0240 local time.

The Antonov-12 cargo plane was heading to Equatorial Guinea, an Algerian transport official said.

Three burned bodies were found at the crash site, the official said as quoted by Reuters.