All 200 passengers dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

Monitoring Desk

ALGERIA:  At least 200 passengers were killed after a military plane crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from the Boufarik base in Algeria.

The military plane was carrying dozens of military troops and equipment. The local media reported that there are no survivors in the incident.

According to the rescue officials and fire engines rushed to the site and dozens of bodies were pulled from the wreckage.

On February 11, 2014, a military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives had crashed into a mountain killing 77 people.