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>> More than 250 people have died after an Algerian military plane crashed into a field on Wednesday in what is the North African country's worst ever air disaster.>> When we arrived at the spot itself we found piles of bodies. It's a disaster, an absolute disaster. I don't want to speak about the bodies.
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>> Algeria's defense ministry said 257 people were killed, most of the from the military. 10 crew and others described as family members were also among the victims. And a number of survivors are being treated at an army hospital. The plane crashed into a field on the perimeter of Boufarik Airport, to the southwest of the capital Algiers.
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It had been on its way to Tindouf in the southwest of the country, home to thousands of refugees from a long-running dispute over the independence of neighboring Western Sahara. That conflict is between Morocco and the Algeria-backed Polisario Movement. A member of Algeria's ruling FLN party said 26 Polisario members had died in the crash.