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US condoles with UN over DR Congo plane crash

The US has condoled with  the UN over Monday’s crash of its plane in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In a statement obtained by PANA here, the US State Department said it was ”deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life” in the crash of the plane as it was flying into Kinshasa.

”We extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims; to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Roger Meece; and to the colleagues of the UN staff and humanitarian workers who tragically lost their lives today,” the statement said.

”Today’s tragedy underscores the risks that UN personnel undertake worldwide. The United States strongly supports the UN in its mission and will continue to do so in this difficult time,” it added.

UN Spokesman Farhan Haq said all but one of the 33 passengers on the plane died


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