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7 persons die in small plane crash in Brazil



All seven occupants of a small plane died in a crash in Brazil on Sunday, according to media reports.

Pieces of the single-engine aircraft fell in a field in the municipality of Itapeva in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, the fire brigade said on Facebook.

The plane broke apart in the air, Brazilian media reported citing authorities.

The aircraft belonged to a private company and was travelling from the city of Campinas in the state of São Paulo to Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

Cecilia Odey

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