Havana: More than hundred people were killed in a fiery crash of a boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday with just 3 seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.
The aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holgain in Eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking off from Havana at 11 a.m. There were either 104 or 105 passengers including 5 children and 9 crew members, various state media said.
'We should expect that the news will not be good, as there are a high number of people who appear to have been killed,' President Miguel Diaz Canel said in broadcast comments. 'The fire from the crash had been put out and authorities were identifying bodies', the president said. 'The cause of the crash was not immediately known and authorities were investigating, Miguel Diaz Canel said.