25 Aug 2008

Plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

8:57 am on 25 August 2008

At least 60 people have died after a plane crashed outside Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek.

A teenage basketball team is believed to have been on board.

The Boeing 737-200, which was bound for Tehran, crashed soon after take-off on Sunday.

There have been conflciting reports of the number of survivors with Prime Minister Igor Chudinov saying 20 people have survived.