A Paraguayan lawmaker and three other people died in a plane crash in the South American country on Saturday, local police said.
The plane crashed soon after takeoff some 180 km (112 miles) from Asuncion and killed Walter Harms, a legislator for the ruling Colorado party and three men who were part of his team, according to the police report.
“I receiver with deep pain the sad news about the passing of our colleague, friend and brother of dreams Walter Harms,” Paraguay’s Vice-president Pedro Alliana said on the social media platform X.
Recibo con profundo dolor esta triste noticia sobre el fallecimiento del compañero, amigo y hermano de sueños, Walter Harms. Su inesperada partida nos deja a todos acongojados. Mis condolencias a su familia. Mis mejores recuerdos querido Walter. QEPD. pic.twitter.com/PtNQZDELM9
— Pedro Alliana (@AllianaPedro) December 2, 2023
Images on social media showed burning wreckage in a field. According to the police report, the plane hit a tree during takeoff and erupted in flames while falling to the ground.
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