At least eight dead after Russian plane on fire-fighting mission crashes in Siberia

July 3, 2016 2:47 PM

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MOSCOW At least eight people have died after a Russian plane on a fire-fighting mission crashed in Siberia, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.

Rescue workers found the Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane in the early hours of Sunday morning in Russia's Irkutsk region, according to a statement on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.

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