Brazil decrees three days of national mourning for football team air disaster

An Avro RJ85 operated by Lamia which crashed on approach to Medellin while carrying 81 passengers and crew including Brazilian football team Chapecoense is seen in a file picture taken in Norwich, Britain on September 25, 2015. — Reuters pic
An Avro RJ85 operated by Lamia which crashed on approach to Medellin while carrying 81 passengers and crew including Brazilian football team Chapecoense is seen in a file picture taken in Norwich, Britain on September 25, 2015. — Reuters pic

BRASILIA, Nov 29 — Brazil’s President Michel Temer decreed three days of national mourning for the victims of an air crash in Colombia that killed most of the players of the Chapecoense football team, his office said today.

The BAe 146 charter aircraft crashed into the Colombian jungle on approach to Medellin airport killing 76 people onboard, including 21 journalists. — Reuters

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