November 24, 2019 / 12:55 PM / 17 days ago

Congo plane crash death toll rises to 24 - provincial lawmaker and rescue worker

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24, a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker.

Jean Paul Lumbulumbu, the vice president of North Kivu’s parliament, said 24 bodies had been recovered from the rubble. A rescue worker, who asked not to be named, said 26 bodies had been found.

Reporting by Fiston Mahamba

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