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Colombian authorities confirm three Chapecoense players survived plane crash

Brazilian football player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense football club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia November 29, 2016. — Reuters pic
Brazilian football player Alan Luciano Ruschel of Chapecoense football club receives medical attention after a plane crash in Antioquia, central Colombia November 29, 2016. — Reuters pic

BOGOTA, Nov 29 — Three players from Brazil’s Chapecoense football team have survived a plane crash in Colombia that killed 76 people, Colombian authorities said today.

Players Alan Luciano Ruschel, Marcos Danilo Padilha and Jacson Ragnar Follmann were listed as survivors in a statement from the disaster management agency.

Passengers Rafael Correa Gobbato and Ximena Suarez also survived.

All five were being treated at hospitals near the crash site. — Reuters

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