AT least six people have survived after a plane carrying 79 passengers – including finalists for the South American football championship – crashed in Colombia, according to reports
Images have emerged from the crash site on social media
The aircraft, run by Venezuelan company LaMia, was carrying 79 passengers and two crew members when it crashed in a mountainous area close to the city of Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city.
Among those on board were members of Brazil soccer team Chapecoense, who are scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin,
The plane was carrying members of the Chapcoense football team, seen here playing earlier this month
Local fire and rescue services have confirmed that at least ten individuals were injured in the crash.
They have been evacuated from the scene.
The region has been hit by heavy rain in recent days and some media reports are speculating that this could have caused the crash.