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UN Agency Says Plane Wreckage, Three Bodies Found in Uganda Mountains


The United Nations food agency reports that searchers have found the wreckage of a small airplane and the bodies of the three people on board in western Uganda's remote Rwenzori Mountains.

Officials say the plane was chartered by the World Food Program and was delivering aid to refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo when it disappeared April 28. They identified the victims as a South African pilot and his wife, and a French-Canadian co-pilot.

The World Food Program began airlifting food supplies into the Democratic Republic of Congo last month, saying poor road conditions and security problems made it impossible for overland deliveries.

The agency said it is trying to feed an estimated 220,000 internally displaced people in the violence-wracked country.

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