One child killed, 5 injured in plane accident in Colombia

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BOGOTA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least one child was killed and five adults were injured in a plane accident in northern Colombia, local authorities said on Sunday.

The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m. local time (1600 GMT) when a small plane went off the runway at Simon Bolivar International Airport in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena department.

A child about two years old who was not on the aircraft was killed by the plane as it crashed through the airport fence and hit a tree, the commander of the Santa Marta Metropolitan Police, Colonel Adriana Paz, told local media.

"We also have five people who were (injured while) being moved or transported by the plane," she said. Enditem

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