The Joint Task Force – Sulu has declared the C-130 crash site in Patikul, Sulu as fire-out. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has announced that so far, 40 were rescued and 17 bodies recovered. Rescue and recovery operations are still on-going. Meanwhile, injured personnel are now receiving medical treatment at Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital.

Sec. Lorenzana said the military aircraft was carrying 92 personnel including 3 pilots and 5 crew. The rest were Army personnel reporting for duty.


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