An East China passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with unknown deaths, government broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday.
The Boeing 737 crashed in a rural area near the city of Wuzhou, Guangxi province and “caused a mountain fire”, CCTV said, citing the provincial emergency management bureau.
The report added that a rescue team had been dispatched to the scene.
CCTV said “a Boeing 737 China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 133 people had crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, and caused a mountain fire.”
Local media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735 had not yet arrived at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou after it took off from Kunming city shortly after 1:00 noon (0500 GMT) Monday, airport staff cited.
There was no immediate response from China Eastern when contacted by AFP.
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