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Plane crash in Columbia

November 30, 2016

A plane has crashed in the Colombian mountains after an electrical fault.

It was a charter plane carrying a top Brazilian football team, sports journalists and crew. Sadly 75 people out of the 81 on board died.

Brazil has declared three days of mourning and cancelled football matches.

The team was flying to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League.

It was the first time Chapecoense, a small club from the southern Brazilian town of Chapeco, had reached the final of a major South American club competition.

This is the worst plane disaster this year.

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1

I love football, What a disaster!!

2

WOW what a tragicty for colombia

3

That's really sad 🙁 I pray for the families of the people that died on the flight.

4

that is a big disaster!!

5

This is so sad it was their first final!

6

i feel sorry for those 75 people

7

Wow that is very sad. Hope they have an honorable funeral. Pray for the Brazilian players!

8

It's SO lucky that Neymar (Neymar JR) wasn't there

9

i love football but that is sad

10

this is very sad!

11

That is so sad.😢😰what a disaster!!! I don't like football but I feel really sad about them.

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