UN supports Liberia to probe crash of aircraft from Guinea

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Martin Nesirky

The United Nations mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is supporting authorities in Liberia to investigate the crash of an aircraft from Guinea on Monday.

According to reports, the aircraft crashed near Monrovia's international airport carrying the head of Guinea's armed forces and ten other people.

UN spokesperson, Martin Nesirky has more.

"The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) offered its condolences and sympathy today to Government of the Republic of Guinea and the family and friends of the passengers who died this morning when their aircraft crashed close to the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

The UN Mission has supported the Liberian Authorities with their response and recovery efforts, and is now supporting the conduct of a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding today's incident." (25")

General Souleymane Kelefa Diallo was reportedly leading a delegation from Guinea that was attending Liberia's annual Armed Forces Day when the crash occurred.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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