6 survivors in Colombia plane crash

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Colombia’s civil aviation agency now says at least six people have survived the plane crash that killed more than 70 people, including many members of a Brazilian soccer team.

The agency statement says at least three players, two plane crew members and one journalist survived Monday’s crash near the city of Medellin.

Reports about the number of survivors have varied overnight because of confusion amid the emergency.

Authorities say the plane declared an emergency at 10 p.m. local time last night, because of an electrical failure. It was headed to Colombia’s international airport.

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