Plane carrying 132 passengers crashes in China


The state broadcaster CCTV reported that the incident was caused due to a mountain fire with casualties unknown.

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New Delhi: A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating flight MU5735 has reportedly crashed near Wuzhou in southwest China on Monday.

The plane, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 had taken off from Kunming and was headed for Guangzhou when it crashed near Wuzhou city in the Guangxi region.

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The state broadcaster CCTV reported that the incident was caused due to a mountain fire with casualties unknown. According to the initial reports, as many as 132 passengers were onboard.

Soon after the crash a ball of fire could be seen emanating from the crash site. The report added that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

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