Five dead after plane crashes near Louisiana post office

  • One survives crash of eight-passenger plane, officials say
  • Three on ground are taken to hospital

Five people are dead after a small plane crashed near a post office in southern Louisiana on Saturday, authorities said.

The Lafayette fire chief, Robert Benoit, told KLFY-TV that the aircraft was an eight-passenger plane. He said there was one survivor in addition to the five fatalities. Three people on the ground were transported to the hospital. The report said a nearby Walmart store was evacuated as a precaution.

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Source: theguardian