Plane hit market in Bolivia, killing seven people

Bolivian police say small plane crashed into market in town in country’s north, killing seven people and hurting another 15 on ground

Photo by: TRT WORLD
Photo by: TRT WORLD

Bolivian police say a small plane crashed into a market in rural Santa Ana del Yacuma in northeast Bolivia's Beni region on Monday, killing seven people and injuring another 15.

The Cessna 206 hit the market shortly past noon killing four people aboard the aircraft, including the pilot, and three people that were on the ground, Bolivia's aviation authority said.

All the victims were inhabitants of the region.

Regional police commander Mauricio Miranda said that the plane was destroyed and that all four occupants died. He added that three women selling items in the market suffered injuries.

Miranda announced the cause of the accident is under investigation. The plane was flying from Santana de Yacuma to Trinidad, which is the capital of the Beni region.


TRTWorld and agencies