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Plane hits market; 4 aboard dead, 3 vendors hurt

14 March 2016, 09:46

La Paz, Bolivia  — Police in Bolivia say a small plane crashed into a market in a town in the country's north, killing all four people in the aircraft and injuring three vendors on the ground.

The Cessna 206 smashed down near the entrance to the market in Santana de Yacuma, a town about 310 miles (500 kilometers) north of La Paz.

Regional police commander Mauricio Miranda told the state news agency ABI that the plane was destroyed and all four occupants died. He said three women selling items in the market suffered injuries.

Miranda said the cause of the accident is under investigation. The plane was flying from Santana de Yacuma to Trinidad, which is the capital of Beni region.

- AP


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