4 dead, 3 vendors hurt after plane hits market in Bolivia

AP reports for CBS News:

4 dead, 3 vendors hurt after plane hits market in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Police in Bolivia say a small plane crashed into a market in a town in the country’s north, killing all four people in the aircraft and injuring three vendors on the ground.

The Cessna 206 smashed down near the entrance to the market in Santana de Yacuma, a town about 310 miles north of La Paz.

Regional police commander Mauricio Miranda told the state news agency ABI that the plane was destroyed and all four occupants died. He said three women selling items in the market suffered injuries.

Miranda said the cause of the accident is under investigation. The plane was flying from Santana de Yacuma to Trinidad, which is the capital of Beni region.


The names of the four deceased: Joaquín Méndez Nacif, José Elías Nacif, Jesús Rodríguez and Henry Antelo Daza.

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This photo is from El Deber, use this link for the report in Spanish

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