Colombia plane crash: 76 dead (UPDATED)
Details added (first version posted on 10:00)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
Colombian police now confirm that 76 people died in the crash. One of the six survivors died in hospital, the Guardian reports.
Police told Radio Caracol that the death toll now stands at 76.
A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say, BBC reported Nov. 29.
The chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, airport officials said.
The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
The first leg of the final of the cup, South America's second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said it was suspending “all activities”.