Asia & Pacific

Death Toll in Indonesian Military Plane Crash Rises to 74

Indonesian military personnel carry a body bag containing the body of a victim at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Indonesian military personnel carry a body bag containing the body of a victim at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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