A plane crash has killed 71 people in Colombia, with six officially confirmed survivors. The plane - on its way to Medellin international airport - was carrying the first division Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.
Colombia finished top of Group H after Yerry Mina's second goal in as many games sent Senegal crashing out of the World Cup on account of their poor disciplinary record. Japan progressed despite a 1-0 loss to Poland.
There were contrasting fortunes for two Bayern Munich stars in Kazan on Sunday. James Rodriguez was instrumental in a 3-0 win by Colombia that sent Robert Lewandowski and Poland out.
The collapse occured in the mountainous region of Chirajara in central Colombia. The 446-meter-long bridge was set to be opened in March as part of a major highway linked to the capital Bogota.
The single-engine aircraft appears to have crashed into a communications tower. However, an investigation is looking into the precise cause of the fatal flight.
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