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Somalia: Six dead in cargo plane crash in Bardale

Bardale (SD) – At least seven people have been killed in a plane carrying medical supplies crashed in Bardale town of Bay region in southwestern State of Somalia.

African Express officials confirmed that the crashed aircraft had been carrying medical supplies and passengers to Bardale town.

There are conflicting reports on the cause about the plane crash today at the city’s airport.

One of the rumored reasons of the crash is said to be that the Ethiopian AMISOM troops stationed in Bardale shot the plain down.

“‘While investigations are ongoing and the details will be shared with the media, 90% of the information we are getting points to that the Ethiopian troops on the ground have shot down a plane,” an official told HOL.

The victims of the crash were Captain Hassan Musse Bulhan, Captain Mubruk, Captain Omar, Eng. A Kenyan Engineer, the man in charge of the cargo ship Ali Madah-Gaduud and the company’s representative, Said Abdullahi Mohamed.

AMISOM’s mission, which includes the Ethiopian army and its military officials, has not yet commented on the matter.

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