Somalia probes coronavirus aid plane crash

Written by on May 6, 2020

Somalia is investigating how a private Kenyan plane with coronavirus medical supplies crashed near the city of Baidoa, killing all six on board.

Police say the African Express aircraft crashed in flames just before it was due to land in Bardale on Monday.

Officials say the crash’s cause is not clear but there has been speculation, it might have been shot down.

Kenya’s foreign affairs ministry says its investigators have been invited to join the Somali inquiry.

The crew was made up of two Kenyan and four Somali nationals.

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The incident took place in the town of Masakpa, near the border with Sierra Leone.

Aaron Vincent, superintendent of Grand Cape Mount county, told the BBC he was rushing to the scene to see for himself.

There have been conflicting reports of the number of people involved, with some putting the figure at 50.

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