Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

A private jet carrying presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed on Wednesday in the city of Santos, reported Reuters.

1. A jet carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed in Santos, according to O Globo. The aircraft was on its way from Rio to Guaruja when it lost control as it was preparing to land, according to the Brazilian Air Force.

2. According to G1, the 49-year-old Campos has been confirmed dead as a result of the crash.

3. Despite early reports of Campos’ family also being on board the aircraft, Globo is now reporting they were not.

4. The plane went down into a residential area, hitting three houses and injuring ten people, reported G1.

6. Santos police officials stated that there were “certainly” fatalities, but did not specify how many or who was involved, according to Reuters.

7. This is a developing story. Check back later for more, and follow @BuzzFeedNews for additional updates.

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