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Putin offers condolences to Temer over crash of Brazilian plane in Colombia

November 29, 2016, 16:58 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, November 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to Brazilian President Michel Temer over the crash in Colombia of a Brazilian passenger plane with the Chapecoense football team on board, the Kremlin’s press-service has said.

"In the message of condolences the Russian head of state expressed sympathy and support for the relatives and dear ones of the victims and wished the survivors early recovery," the report runs.

According to Colombia’s civil aviation authority the liner carried 22 players, 28 football club officials and managers, coaches and special guests, as well as 22 journalists and nine crew. The crash killed 75. There were six survivors.

The plane, operated by the Bolivian air carrier LaMia, crashed near Cerro El Gordo, La Union municipality (Antioquia department). Chapecoense was on the way to Medellin for a South American Cup match with Atletico Nacional.

Brazil’s president has declared three days of mourning.

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