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    Brazilian Soccer Team’s Plane Crashes in Colombia

    A chartered plane that left Bolivia with 81 people aboard crashed during the night in a mountainous area of Colombia after it reported electrical problems while approaching the city of Medellin. Reports say there are five survivors, including three members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team, which was traveling to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final. The South American Football Confederation has suspended all games after the crash. Rescue forces can only reach the mountainous crash site by land, but their efforts have been hampered by poor weather.

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