Plane crash deaths rise to 101
The number of deaths from the military plane crash in Magetan, East Java, has increased to 101 as of Friday, Antara state news agency reported.
Air Force health unit chief Hartono told Antara on Friday that the number of victims rose after the evacuation team found more bodies trapped in the plane wreckage.
"The number of victims could still increase because the evacuation process is still going on," he said, adding that some of the survivors were in a critical condition.
He explained the number of survivors remained the same, 15 people, 14 of whom are being treated at Sudono Hospital in Madiun, East Java, and the other one in Iswahyudi, near the site of the crash.
A C-130 Hercules plane carrying troops and their families caught fire and nose-dived into a residential neighborhood on Wednesday morning, killing 98 people. Fifteen people were injured, many with severe burns.
The military transport plane, built in 1980, was on a routine flight from the capital, Jakarta, and went down before it could reach the Air Force base in Madiun.