Mexico’s interior minister dies in plane crash

November 5th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, Nov 5 (DPA) Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino and a presidential adviser on security issues were killed when a small plane crashed in Mexico City, media reports said WednesdayMourino and Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, a former deputy attorney general and a current adviser to the government of President Felipe Calderon, were returning to the capital from San Luis Potosi on the small plane that crashed Tuesday night, the Mexico City airport control tower confirmed.

The plane was carrying six people - a two-member crew and four passengers - when it crashed in a luxury office area of Mexico City.

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said at the crash site that at least three people were killed and five were seriously injured.

About 15 vehicles, some of them moving at the time, caught fire when the plane crashed.

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