Kottapado – Plane crash in the south of the Philippines! An army machine with 85 people on board crashed into a village on the island of Jolo on Sunday, missing its runway.
Army chief Cyrilito Sobezana said at least 40 people had been rescued from the C-130 burning rubble. The search for more survivors continues. “We do everything we can to save passengers,” Sopezana insisted.
Many of the soldiers on board had just completed their basic training and now had to stop at Jolo. The island is home to a majority of Muslims in the Philippines, where the military is stationed against the Islamic group Abu Sayyaf.
Abu Sayyaf was founded in the 1990s with the money of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The group became known for kidnapping large numbers of foreigners. In 2017, Islamists beheaded 70-year-old German sailor Jர்கrgen Contner after demands for a ransom of about $ 600,000 were not met.