Breaking: Plane crash claims 16 lives

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Sixteen people died on Sunday after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in central Russia, the emergencies ministry said.

The L-410 plane carrying 23 people crashed around 9:23 a.m. local time (0623 GMT) during a flight over the republic of Tatarstan.

It said seven have been rescued from the debris.

The remaining sixteen are “without signs of life,” a representative of the emergency services told the RIA Novosti news agency.

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