GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo

The death toll from a plane crash near Goma Airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 29 late Sunday, said authorities.

North Kivu provincial Health Minister Moise Kanyere told reporters that the number of dead had risen from 23 reported earlier in the day.

A Dornier-228 twin turboprop aircraft owned by private carrier Busy Bee was heading to Beni, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Goma, when it crashed three minutes after takeoff in Mapendo district near the airport in North Kivu province, according to Kanyere.

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