The burning plane crashed while trying to land on Jolo Island in the south of the country, and 15 people were rescued from the burning plane.
The head of the armed forces said that a military plane carrying at least 85 people crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday (July 4).
General Ciirito Sobejana of Agence France-Presse said that so far, 15 people have been rescued from the combustion device C-130, which crashed while trying to land on Jolo Island in Sulu Province. “Help is there, we pray that we can save other lives”, He added.
Many passengers on the plane have recently received basic military training. They were sent to the island as part of the joint counter-terrorism task force in the region.
Due to the existence of the Islamic organization Abou Sayyaf (Abou Sayyaf), the military is very active in the southern Philippines, and the organization is regarded as a terrorist organization by Washington. The group split into several factions, some of which swore allegiance to the Islamic State organization. It is made up of a network of activists who attribute bloody attacks and kidnappings by foreign tourists and Christian missionaries to them.