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100 Dead After Plane Crashes In Cuba

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State media in Cuba says more than 100 people have been killed in a plane crash.

They were on board the Boeing 737 as it left Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

It's reported three survivors were taken to hospital - but it's understood one later died.

Local media says it happened on Friday morning local time.

Rescue and search workers on the site where a Cuban airliner with 104 passengers on board plummeted into a field just after takeoff from the international airport in Havana | Image: Andrea Rodriguez/AP/Press Association Images

It's thought 104 passengers and nine crew members were on board.

Witnesses reported seeing a thick column of smoke rising over the crash site.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it has not had any reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the incident.

"However, we stand ready to provide consular assistance if necessary", a statement adds.

Radio Havana Cuba said the flight was bound for Holguin in the east of the country.


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