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5 dead after chartered plane crashes in Mumbai

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MUMBAI — At least five people, including four on board, have died after a chartered plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area.

The plane was about to land at the airport when it crashed near Jagruti building in Ghatkopar, where construction work was going on.

The crash took place in Jagruti building near Ghatkopar’s Sarvodaya Hospital at around 1.30 pm, police said. Immediately after the crash, the plane burst into flames.

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All the four persons onboard – pilot Captian Pradeep Rajput, co-pilot Captian Maria, an engineer Surbhi and a technician – have died. A passerby on the ground also died in the incident.

According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), two pilots, two aircraft maintenance engineers and one other person lost their lives in the crash.

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32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.

Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.

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“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.

Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.

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