Plane Carrying Footballers Crashes

By Bola Kougbe


A plane carrying a Brazillian football team has reportedly crashed at Medelin city, Colombia.

At least six people are believed to have survived the crash including a 25-year-old footballer.

The Jose Maria Cordova de Riogenero airport reports that the aircraft that conveyed eighty-one passengers, including members of a top flight Brazillian football team, crashed in the South American country after it reported ‘electrical failures’.

It was gathered that members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club slated to play against Colombia’s Atletico Nacional, Wednesday, in the South American Cup finals, were among the 72 passengers and nine crew on board.

Mayor of La Ceja, the town close to the crash site said “It appears that the plane ran out of fuel”. He added that authorities were on the scene and hospitals as well as medical centers were preparing to receive the injured.

Meanwhile, Conmebo, the South American football confederation officially called off the South American Cup final that was to be played between Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional.

“All activities of the confederation are suspended until further notice,” Conmebol said.



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