1. 30 killed in military transport plane crash in Indonesia

30 killed in military transport plane crash in Indonesia

At least 30 people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area in Indonesia's Medan city, said officials.

By: | Published: June 30, 2015 10:25 PM

At least 30 people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area in Indonesia’s Medan city, said officials.

According to reports, the Hercules plane hit a hotel and houses in the northern Sumatra city of Medan.

Military spokesman Fuad Basya said that the plane crew was inside the aircraft but the number of people has not been confirmed, reported The Guardian.

A major rescue operation is underway as the crash site is still covered in thick black smoke and flames.

It is the second time in the last 10 years that a plane has crashed in Medan neighbourhood.

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