[VIDEO] BREAKING: Brazil Presidential Candidate Dies in Plane Crash


Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has been killed in a plane crash in Santos, officials say

BBC News reports: Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer expressed his regret over the death of Mr Campos, who had been running third in the polls for October’s election.

The plane carrying Mr Campos crashed in a residential area of the port city of Santos, in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state.

It is not yet clear if any of the other passengers on board were killed.


‘No words’

Mr Temer said there were “no words to describe the tragedy that has befallen Brazilian politics today”

“Eduardo Campos was a politician with principles and values passed down through his family and carried with dignity and honour throughout his career in parliament and the executive,” the statement added.

Mr Campos’ family had actively opposed Brazil’s military rule (1964-1985).

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has cancelled all campaign activities for three days, her party said.

Mr Campos’ plane was flying from Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont airport to Guaruja airport outside Sao Paulo when it hit bad weather, aviation authority spokesman Pedro Luis Farcic said…(read more)

BBC News

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