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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

76 dead, five survive crash of Brazilian soccer team's plane

A chartered plane carrying a first-division Brazilian soccer team to a historic game slammed into a Colombian hillside Monday night, killing 76 of the 81 people aboard, authorities said.
Six people initially survived the crash, but one died a short time later, Colombia's civil aviation agency said.
The 72 passengers included members of Chapecoense, a Brazilian soccer team that rose from relative obscurity to play in one of South America's most prestigious tournaments. The team had been scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.
"May God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation,” the club said in a statement on its Facebook page. Juan Carlos de la Cuesta, president of Atletico Nacional, expressed solidarity with Chapecoense and requested the team be declared tournament champion.
Chapecoense represents Chapeco, a southern city of about 200,000 more than 800 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The climb to celebrity status was a Cinderella story that drew headlines across the nation. Less than a decade ago Chapecoense was mired in the nation's "D" league, essentially low minor leagues.

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