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More than 70 passengers, including players from a Brazilian football team, have died in a plane crash in Colombia

The plane was carrying 81 passengers and hit a hillside near Medellin.

The chartered aircraft was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team who were due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.

Poor weather has meant that the crash site, in a mountainous area, is only accessible by land.

Manchester United, which lost many of its team in the 1958 Munich air crash, sent its condolences.

Chapecoense was a rags-to-riches football story. The team has arisen quickly and was poised for its biggest ever match.

 

 

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