Indonesia Transport Plane Crash Death Toll Rises

(MENAFN- QNA) The death toll of the Indonesian military transport plane's crash rose to 141.

The plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.

The military said none of the 122 people on board the Hercules C-130 survived when it hit houses and a hotel before bursting into flames.

Many of the victims are thought to have been relatives of servicemen and women.

But the latest death toll indicates there were at least 19 people killed on the ground.

The (BBC) said the Indonesian military has repeatedly revised the passenger list, a sign of how loosely the military keeps track of who gets on its planes.

It is also investigating whether some of those on board were paying passengers which is not permitted, she adds.

Police official Agustinus Tarigan told reporters at a Medan hospital on Wednesday morning that 141 bodies had been received.

One official told the Jakarta Globe newspaper that some of the victims were having to be identified by blood samples.

Qatar News Agency

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