A military plane crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday (4). According to a statement from the Philippine Minister of Defense, the plane was carrying 92 people, at least 40 of whom have already been rescued.
The search for other survivors continues.
The Philippine Air Force’s C-130 plane crashed while landing on Jolo Island, the Air Force reported.
Many of the passengers had recently completed their basic military training and were being sent to the island as part of a joint force fighting armed groups in the predominantly Muslim region.
The military has a strong presence in the southern Philippines, where groups like Abu Sayyaf operate, often carrying out kidnappings for ransom.
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