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US Embassy readies medical aid for survivors of Sulu plane crash

Chargé d’Affaires John Law said Sunday that the US Embassy in Manila will send medical aid to survivors of the C-130 aircraft tragedy of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in Sulu.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of those who passed away in the crash in Sulu. The US Embassy is assisting @dndphl in providing medical support and stands ready to provide further assistance," Law said on Twitter.

A number of people died, and several others hurt after the military cargo plane trying to land at a Jolo port suddenly lost power and crashed.

Philippine military chief General Cirilito Sobejana  said most passengers were military personnel who were to be assigned to the Philippine Army's 11th Infantry Battalion's Joint Task Force Sulu after graduating recently from their basic military course. —LBG, GMA News