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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 15:52 GMT 16:52 UK
In pictures: Kenya plane tragedy

A Kenyan soldier and rescue workers at the site where a military plane crashed near Marsabit, northern Kenya.

Salvage work in northern Kenya continues after a military jet carrying 14 people, including prominent politicians on their way to a peace conference, crashed into a hill on Monday.

The site where a military plane crashed near Marsabit, northern Kenya.

Poor visibility due to heavy rain is being blamed for the crash and rescue efforts were hampered because the roads up to the remote crash site in the hills are very slippery.

Medical workers in Nairobi carry a survivor from the plane crash

Before a blaze broke out in the wrecked aircraft, four passengers were rescued and airlifted to the capital, Nairobi, where one of them later died.

Medics attend to a survivor of the Marsabit plane crash

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki expressed "shock and disbelief" at the tragedy, in which two assistant ministers and three other MPs died.

A stretcher is removed from a plane carrying survivors of the Marsabit plane crash.

The politicians were travelling to the region to mediate in a bloody feud between rival nomadic communities who have been competing for scarce water resources

Rescue workers and onlookers at the site where a military plane crashed near Marsabit, northern Kenya.

Kenyans have begun observing three days of national mourning as work continues at the crash site to recover and identify the bodies.




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