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Algeria's civil defense reduces toll in plane crash to 76 dead, with 1 survivor
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:47 AM EST
Algeria's civil defense has reduced the death toll in Tuesday's crash of a military transport by one to 76, with a sole survivor suffering from head injuries.
The Algerian military transport slammed into a mountain in the east of the country due to high winds and snow storms, said a military statement Tuesday, which initially had said there were 77 dead with one survivor. There was no explanation for the change.
Bernaoui said recovery operations in the rugged region continued until the early hours of the morning with nearly 500 men involved.