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113 people on crashed Indonesian military plane feared dead: air force

Indonesian police and military officials secure the crash site of a Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province on June 30, 2015/AFP

Indonesian police and military officials secure the crash site of a Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province on June 30, 2015/AFP

MEDAN, June 30- All 113 on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra are believed to have been killed, the country’s air force chief said.

There were 12 crew and 101 passengers on the Hercules C-130 when it went down and burst into flames in a residential area of Medan city, Agus Supriatna told AFP.

Asked if he believed anyone had survived, he said: “No, no. No survivors. I just returned from the site.” He said that 49 bodies had so far been recovered and taken to hospital.

Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced to flaming wrecks after the plane came down in Medan, a city of two million.

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