Brazil aircraft crash: Presidential candidate Campos killed

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According to the latest report from RT, at least 10 people are reported injured in aircraft crash in southeastern Brazil.

The flying vehicle was reportedly carrying presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and came down near a school in a built-up area in the city of Santos.

The aircraft went down in a residential area of the port city of Santos, located 70km south-east of Sao Paulo.

There are fatalities but we still do not have a number confirmed,” Sao Paulo State police told AFP, adding that a fire was hampering access to the area.

Santos firefighters said there were at least 10 people injured, according to online news portal G1

Sources inside Eduardo Campos’ party told Reuters their leader was on board the crashed aircraft. He was killed in the accident, GloboNews TV reported without disclosing where the information came from. According to the Brazilian Air Force, the aircraft had taken off from Rio de Janeiro’s domestic airport and was heading to the city of Guaruja, near Santos.

Campos is the leader of the left-of-center Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and is set to challenge President Dilma Rousseff in a presidential poll set for next year.


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