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Cameroon's gov't: Wreckage of plane found in Congo

06-22-2010 08:51 BJT

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Cameroon's government says the wreckage of a plane carrying 11 passengers, including Australian mining executives, has been found in the jungles of the Republic of Congo, 10 kilometers from its border with Cameroon.

Both countries have been searching for the aircraft since it vanished on the weekend. Information Minister Bakary made the announcement at a news conference in Cameroon's capital Yaounde on Monday.

Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon Information Minister, said, "For the moment between nine and 10 corpses have been retrieved. The bodies have not yet been positively identified and that authorities are waiting to study the plane's black box for indications on why it crashed."

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