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South Kivu Plane Crash Investigated

Authorities in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have set up a team of experts to investigate the circumstances that may have led to a plane crash that claimed 4 lives.

According to details, the plane belonging to Agefreco Company crashed on Thursday in South Kivu Province.

“The Agefreco Company plane which crashed was coming from Kalima to Bukavu with 4 people on board,” said Théo Kasi the Governor of South Kivu Province.

Governor Kasi expressed his grief, “I share the pain with the grieving families and offer my most saddened condolences.”

He explained that this is not the first crash associated with the name of the company Agefreco, “The investigation will determine the causes of the accident,” Kasi tweeted.

On January 31, 2012 there was another crash in Maniema locality involving an Antonov 28 chartered by Agefreco, coming from Bukavu in South Kivu, with 5 people on board who were killed on Monday January 30, 2020 in this crash.

Recently, on May 18, 2020, the Fillimbi citizen movement denounced the inaction of the provincial government of Maniema, in the face of passenger air traffic, of the travel agency, AGEFRECO despite the ban by the Head of State .


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