Congo plane crash death toll rises to 24:provincial lawmaker and rescue worker

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A Dornier 228-200 plane operated by local company Busy Bee is seen at the Goma International airport in Goma, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in this picture taken March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Djaffer Al Katanty

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24, a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker.

Jean Paul Lumbulumbu, the vice president of North Kivu’s parliament, said 24 bodies had been recovered from the rubble. A rescue worker, who asked not to be named, said 26 bodies had been found.

Reporting by Fiston Mahamba

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