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    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.

    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.

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

    URGENTE: Presidenciável Eduardo Campos (PSB) morre em queda de avião em Santos http://t.co/f6gqTAfwCP

    G1@g1

    URGENTE: Presidenciável Eduardo Campos (PSB) morre em queda de avião em Santos http://t.co/f6gqTAfwCP

    11:57 AM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Globo now saying wife and son of Eduardo Campos were not on the plane http://t.co/TXzldDnfBM

    Kety Shapazian@KetyBrazil

    Globo now saying wife and son of Eduardo Campos were not on the plane http://t.co/TXzldDnfBM

    12:37 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Aeronave cai e fere 10 em Santos; acompanhe as últimas informaçཞs: http://t.co/oioGC1EuvK

    G1@g1

    Aeronave cai e fere 10 em Santos; acompanhe as últimas informaçཞs: http://t.co/oioGC1EuvK

    11:33 AM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Ugly scene in Santos at the scene of Pres. candidate @eduardocampos40 plane crash.

    Casey Clark@CaseyClarkjr

    Ugly scene in Santos at the scene of Pres. candidate @eduardocampos40 plane crash.

    12:29 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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