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At Least 40 Dead in Peru Plane Crash

At least 40 people have been killed in the crash of a Peruvian airliner near the jungle town of Pucallpa.

Officials say at least 20 people were reported injured in Tuesday's crash of the Tans aircraft, which was carrying about 98 passengers and crew members.

One surviving passenger said the Boeing 737-200 aircraft appeared to have been affected by bad weather and that 10 minutes before it was due to land in Pucallpa, it began to shake.

The incident comes one week after a Colombian airliner carrying French citizens from Martinique crashed in Venezuela, killing all 160 passengers and crew on board.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.