A military plane has crashed shortly after take off from the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, local media reports.
The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, was carrying dozens of military troops, according to the reports on Wednesday.
Algerie24, a local news website, said the plane was heading to the western Algerian city of Bechar.
Images posted on an Algerian website showed thick smoke billowing from the site of the crash, as several rescuers rushed to help.
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More than 100 people feared dead as army plane crashes shortly after take off from Boufarik airbase, local media reports.