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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mikel, Chelsea, Arsenal, others react to Colombia plane crash

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has send out an emotional message to Brazilian club Chapecoense who were involved in a plane crash late last night.
A flight heading to the Colombian city of Medellin crashed with 81 people on board, including the Brazilian football team.


Of the 81 people on board, only five survived the plane crash with the remaining 76 confirmed dead.

Following the tragic incident, Mikel took to his Twitter handle to post a picture of the aircraft with an emotional caption.
European Football giants Arsenal, Chelsea, the Manchester clubs, Barcelona and a host of others have also joined the world in paying tribute to victims of the air mishap involving Brazilian outfit Chapecoense in Colombia. The club's on their respective twitter accounts wrote;
Our thoughts are with everyone at @ChapecoenseReal, their families and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.
The thoughts of everyone at Arsenal are with those affected by the tragedy in Colombia
All our support and solidarity is with the victims and the families affected by the @ChapecoenseReal tragedy in Colombia
The thoughts of everyone here at Manchester City are with those affected by the tragedy in Colombia. 
The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with @ChapecoenseReal & all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.
The five survivors of the plane crash according to Brazilian TV channels Globonews and SporTV are identified as Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel, goalkeeper Danilo and reserve goalkeeper Jakson Follmann plus journalist Rafael Henzel and crew member Ximena Suárez
Brazilian news organizations reported 21 journalists had been on board the plane that crashed in a mountainous area on its way to Medellin.


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