Algerian army plane 'crashes in east, 99 dead'

An Algerian military aircraft crashed in the east of the country on Tuesday, killing at least 99 people, Algerian radio announced.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft, which crashed in Oum El Bouaghi, around 500 kilometres (310 miles) east of the capital, was carrying soldiers and members of their families, a security source told AFP.