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Plane crashes into a residential building in Germany; 3 dead

/ 01:06 PM July 26, 2020

Rescue forces are seen at the scene where an ultra-light aircraft has crashed into a residential building in Wesel, Germany, July 25, 2020. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

WESEL, Germany — A small aircraft crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said on Saturday (25 July).

The roof of the apartment building in the town of Wesel caught fire after the microlight plane crashed into it, a police spokesman said. The fire is now under control.

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It was not immediately clear whether the pilot was among the dead found in the building.

Witnesses told local media that the aircraft had collided with a hot-air balloon shortly before the crash.

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Regional broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk reported that a child living in the building had been slightly injured. It also said that a parachute was found nearby and presumed to be the aircraft’s emergency parachute.

Wesel is about 50 kilometers north of the city of Duesseldorf.

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