Boeing 737 plane crashes off runway in Senegal, 10 injured

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 85 people skidded off the runway at the airport in Dakar, Senegal`s capital, injuring 10 people, a statement from the country`s transport minister said in a statement on Thursday.

El Malick Ndiaye, the transport minister, said the Air Senegal flight operated by TransAir was headed to Bamako late on Wednesday carrying 79 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew.

The injured were being treated in hospital, while the other survivors have been taken to a hotel to rest.

No other details were immediately available.

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