At Least 10 People Including Guinean Military Chief Killed In Plane Crash In Liberia

_417169_liberia_map300A plane crash at Charlesville, some 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Monrovia has killed at least 10 people including the head of Guinea’s armed forces and other senior military officials from the West African state.

Guinea’s military chief, General Kelefa Diallo, was on the plane on a security mission to Liberia, police in Guinea said.

Confirming the incident, Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai said, “Senior Guinean military and defense officials were on the plane.” He added that “an investigation is now underway into why it happened.”

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared a national day of mourning for Tuesday.

 

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