Updated May 18, 2018

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash

Rescue workers arrive to the scene of the plane crash close to the Havana Airport, in Cuba

The scene of the accident after an aircraft crashed in Havana's airport. Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

More than 100 people are reported dead after a Cuban plane crashed into agricultural lands close to the Jose Marti Airport in Havana shortly after takeoff, Reuters reports.

The details: Initial reports from Cuba's state-run television say that the Boeing 737 was carrying 104 passengers plus a foreign crew en route to the eastern city of Holguin. According to government's newspaper Granma, three passengers have survived and were taken in critical condition to a nearby hospital.

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