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Boeing passenger plane carrying 83 people crashes in Afghanistan

Daily Mail [1]
January 27, 2020

A Boeing jet belonging to state-owned Ariana Afghan Airlines has crashed in the central Ghazi region in Afghanistan, officials have said.

The passenger plane had 83 people on board when it caught fire and crashed due to technical reasons, local officials said.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor’s office in Ghazni city, said: ‘A Boeing plane belonging to the Ariana Afghan Airline, has crashed in the Sado Khel area of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province around 1:10 p.m. local time.’

The number of casualties was unclear, a second official told Reuters.

The area where the plane came down is reported to be under Taliban control.

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