SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SENDS CONDOLENCES TO RUSSIA OVER PLANE CRASH KILLING 92

| December 26, 2016

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolence to families of all the victims of the Russian military plane crash.

The TU-154 military plane crashed into the Black Sea earlier on Sunday killing all 92 passengers on board.

Those on board included 64 members of the Alexandrov military music ensemble to a New Year's concert at Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, nine Russian journalists and a Russian doctor famous for her work in war zones. New Year's is the main holiday for most Russians.

The plane disappeared from radar minutes after taking off from Sochi enroute to Latakia in Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone on television to declare Monday a nationwide day of mourning. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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