Alwaght- At least 200 people are feared dead after a military plane has crashed shortly after taking off from the Boufarik base in Algeria, local media reports.
The plane, a Ilyushin Il-78, was carrying military troops and equipment when it crashed just after 8am local time, according to the reports.
Footage captured by witnesses shows a huge plume of black smoke billowing from an area near the runway.
As many as 14 ambulances and ten fire engines were dispatched to the horror blaze and dozens of bodies were pulled from the wreckage, according to local reports.
All roads around the airport were closed to help emergency services carry out a desperate rescue mission.
But an Algerian military source told local news broadcaster Al-Hadath that there are no survivors.