Brazilian Football Team Plane Crashes In Colombia

An emergency has been declared in Colombia after a plane carrying members of a Brazilian football team crashed with 81 on board.

Medellin’s international airport said on its Twitter account that the aircraft had left from Bolivia.

The city’s mayor Federico Gutierrez said it was possible there are survivors.

He told Blu Radio: “It’s a tragedy of huge proportions.”

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Local media has reported that the charter aircraft was carrying members of Brazil Serie A side Chapecoense, who were scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico National in Medellin on Wednesday.

It is believed to have come down in a mountainous area outside Medellin shortly before midnight local time.

Update: 6 survivors have been found and taken to hospital.