Brazilian candidate for president killed in small-plane crash

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.

Emergency response officials work around the wreckage in the Brazilian port city of Santos where a small plane carrying presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed Wednesday, killing all seven people aboard. President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking re-election, declared three days of mourning.

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a City Hall official there said.

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