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Brazilian Club Loses President, Four Players In Plane Crash

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A plane crash has killed the president of Brazilian fourth-division football club, Palmas alongside four players in an incident that had no survivors on Sunday.

The pilot of the plane also died in the said crash that occurred shortly after take off.

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The aircraft was headed towards Goiania from Tocantins, but fell from the sky moments after leaving the runway.

A statement by the club said the victims were president Lucas Meira, and four footballers, Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari.

“At this time of pain and dismay, the club asks for prayers for family members, who will be given the proper support,” the club said.

Recall that 19 players from Brazilian club Chapecoense died in a crash in Colombia on their way to play a football match at Medellin in an accident that killed 71 people in 2016.

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