At least 17 people have died and 40 taken to hospital after a military plane transporting troops crashed in the southern Philippines, the country’s defense minister said.
Ninety-two people, most of them army personnel, were on board the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft when the accident happened as it tried to land on Jolo Island in Sulu province around midday on Sunday, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement.
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