The number of victims of the crash of Il-76, Algeria

In the crash of a military aircraft in Algeria killed 257 people, according to Al-Jazeera, citing state television of the country.

the Agency quoted a representative of the Ministry of defence of Algeria that among the dead 247 passengers and 10 crew members. Most of them were military, said the Agency.

Transport aircraft Il-76 fell on the morning of Wednesday, April 11, in the area of the base of Boufarik near the capital Algiers. According to TV channel 24 Algerie plane was heading to the town of Biskra on the West of the country. In your Twitter the TV channel published a photo from the scene.

In the area of the crash rescue work. About possible causes of the crash have not yet been reported.