Saturday, 10 April 2010

Polish president and wife among '87 confirmed dead' as plane crashes in Russia

Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been killed after their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.

Russian news agencies reported at least 87 people died in the crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry. They reported 132 people were aboard the Tupolev Tu-154.

Polish state news agency PAP said there were no survivors.

The crash occurred about 1.5 km from Smolensk airport in foggy conditions.


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