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DR Congo initiates inquiry into deadly plane crash in South Kivu

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An inquiry has been launched into last week's plane crash that left four people dead in South Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to official reports from Congolese aviation authorities obtained on Monday by PANA in Kigali.

According to details, the plane belonging to Agefreco Company crashed on Thursday in South Kivu Province.

“The Agefreco Company plane which crashed was coming from Kalima to Bukavu with four people on board,” said Théo Kasi the Governor of South Kivu Province.

Governor Kasi expressed his grief saying, “I share the pain with the grieving families and offer my most sad condolences.”

He explained that this is not the first crash associated with Agefreco. “The investigation will determine the causes of the accident,” Kasi tweeted.

Air accidents are relatively frequent in DR Congo amid lax safety standards and poor maintenance.

-0- PANA TWA/MA 17Aug2020