Death toll of plane accident in BiH rises to 5

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-14 02:58:35|Editor: yan
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SARAJEVO, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll rose to five as one more body was found on the scene of the plane crash on Saturday in Mostar, some 120 kilometers south from Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) capital Sarajevo, local media reported.

"Five people lost their lives, out of which three children, one younger male and flight instructor," said Sladan Bevanda, minister of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Interior Ministry.

During the panoramic sightseeing above Mostar, the sports plane halved and burst into flames. Police, firefighters and emergency aid teams are still on the scene.

"The plane crashed at 15:50 in the Jasenica settlement near Mostar," said Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Interior Ministry's Operational Center.

Marin Raspudic, director of the International Airport of Mostar, arrived at the site, saying that the children of two airport staff were killed. One who lost two children, works as a firefighter, while another works on the control tower.

"This is a tragedy, a terrible tragedy," said Raspudic.

Further details and cause of the accident are under investigation.