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article imageUnited Nations offers support after Congo plane crash

By Alexandra Christopoulos     Jul 12, 2011 in World
Kisangani - Officials at the United Nations Mission for the Stabilisation of Congo are promising to continue providing medical care to plane survivors in Kisangani, following Friday's plane crash.
"The United Nations also wishes to express its condolences to the families of those killed and injured, and to offer within available resources all possible support to the Congolese authorities,” the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo( DRC), known as MONUSCO said
A Boeing 727 operated by Congo based Hewa Bora airways crashed just before it was supposed to land in Kisangani Airport on Friday.
Believed to be carrying some 112 passengers, at least 70 are feared to be dead after Hewa Bora Airways Flight 952 came down.
The mission's Bangladeshi and Belgian partners provided emergency medical aid and are helping to evacuate survivors to city hospitals.
“The UN which recently suffered a similar fate when a MONUSCO plane crashed, understands well the logistical and psychological needs linked to a catastrophe of this nature,” added the special representative of the UN secretary general to DR Congo, Roger Meece.
In the capital city Kinshasa, the World Health Organisation (UNWHO) is working with the Congolese Health Ministry to dispatch aid to the rest of the affected zones.
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