Death toll in Philippine military plane crash up to 50 – Reports

Manila : The death toll in the Philippine military plane crash that occurred on Sunday has gone up to 50, while 49 servicemen were injured, ABS CBN reports citing a spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said on Monday that authorities had found the bodies of the remaining 5 missing troops. Thus the total death toll in the plane crash now stands at 50, which includes 47 dead soldiers and three civilians on the ground who also died.

Another 49 soldiers were wounded, and four civilians on the ground were injured as well, Arevalo specified.

Earlier, it was reported that the plane crash killed 45 soldiers, while 42 people were found alive.

There were over 80 people on board the C-130 plane when it crashed on the island of Jolo on Sunday, as it was trying to land and missed the runway.

According to Arevalo, the Philippine military has temporarily grounded its C-130 planes.

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