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Bodies of 14 Venezuela plane crash victims found

09-14-2010 08:22 BJT

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Fire services workers say at least 14 people have been confirmed dead after a plane from Venezuela's state-owned Conviasa airlines crashed Monday in the eastern part of the country. But at least 33 people survived the accident.

The aircraft went down not far from Manuel Carlos Airport, near Ciudad Gua-yana. The French-built ATR-42 slammed into a steel foundry, leaving its smashed fuselage strewn among barrels and shipping containers.

A total of 51 people were on board the plane. In addtion, to the 14 deaths, four others remain missing.

The governor of the state of Bolivar, says the 14 bodies are being identified, and the survivors are now being treated at hospitals. The plane was en route to the Caribbean island of Mar-ga-rita. The cause of its crash is now under investigation.


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