An army plane has crashed in the Philippines. There were 92 people on this plane.
The Philippine military chief said that a C-130 aircraft was carrying soldiers. This plane crashed in the southern part of the country.
The Defense Secretary said that 45 people have died in this accident. Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana said those rescued on Sunday were pulled from the rubble and hospitalized in Sulu province.
Defense Secretary Delphine Lorenzana said in a statement that there were 92 people on board the C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed on Jolo Island in Sulu province around noon.
So far 45 people have died in this accident, while 50 people have been evacuated safely.
This accident happened in Jolo Island of Sulu Province.
The military plane was trying to land, during which it crashed. Sirilito Sobejana said that the team has reached the spot to help.
Most of the people on board had recently graduated from military training and were being deployed to the troubled island as part of a joint task force fighting terrorism in the Muslim-majority region. The plane crashed while trying to land again after failing to land on the runway
It has been told that this plane crashed in a village located near the hill town of Patikal. In the pictures of the accident, it can be seen that flames are rising from the plane. Sirilito Sobejana said that this incident is very unfortunate.
The victims of this accident have been taken to the hospital. Work is on to save the rest of the people safely. Troops were being deployed to deal with the extremist organization Abu Sayyaf
The army has a heavy presence in the southern Philippines, due to the presence of extremist organizations in the region. There is also an organization called Abu Sayyaf, which kidnaps people and demands ransom.
During this, a lot of clashes also take place here. For this reason these soldiers were being deployed here.