Congo (DRC)

    A plane carrying humanitarian supplies with 17 people on board, including seven United Nations staffers, crashed into a mountain in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the world body confirmed Sept. 2. The plane had been en route from Kisangani to Bukavu when it crashed into a mountain while beginning its landing approach in bad weather, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York. The UNDP said the passengers included five of its staff members and two from OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (UN News Service)

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