Six people lost their life when a plane chartered by DR Congo’s election commission crashed near Kinshasa airport,this was reported today.

The Antonov 26 crashed Thursday as it was about to alight after the delivering of election material to Tshikapa in the center of the country, a spokesperson at the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) informed the reporters.

The goods comprised “election results forms” and was delivered safely before the accident, the spokesperson reported.

Provincial, Legislative and Presidential elections were due to have taken place in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, to remove a two-year-old crisis over the future of President Joseph Kabila.

Apart from the twice-delayed, the Election suffered a fresh setback on Thursday when CENI ordered a week-long delay because of a fire which destroyed electronic voting machines and ballot papers at a warehouse located in Kinshasa.

The postponement will give CENI the ability to have replacement ballot papers from the South Korean firm supplying the equipment, the panel reported.

An authorized agent,with the air traffic control in Tshikapa, the capital of Kasai district, told reporters that the plane,is being operated by a company named Gomair, delivered its consignment.

One passenger with all the five crew members died in the crash, which happened during bad weather as it returned to Kinshasa, the official reported.

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