An Algerian military transport plane carrying military personnel and their family members today crashed into a mountain, in north-east of the country, killing 77 passengers out of the 78 people on board. The Hercules C-130 crashed in Oum al-Bouaghi province, due to bad weather conditions a report says.
The survivor, a soldier is now being treated for head injuries at a military hospital, while rescue workers say a lot of bodies were burnt beyond recognition and the numbers of women and children involved in the crash was high.
The country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has already declared three days of national mourning to begin on Wednesday. The last time the country witnessed a plane crash was in 2003, when it lost 102 citizens in a single crash. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.