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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

6 Fox Sports Reporters covering Chapnecoense team among those killed in Colombian Plane crash

Six Fox Sports employees were among the 71 people killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia.


The Brazilian Fox Sports employees were among a group of 21 journalists covering the Chapecoense football team and their upcoming finals match in the South American Cup.

Fox Sports named the employees as: Deva Pascovicci, Mario Sergio, Paulo Julio Clement, Victorino Chermont, Rodrigo Santana, and Lilacio Junior. They worked as reporters, commentators and technical personnel.  

21st Century Fox's bosses, including Rupert Murdoch, released a statement saying they were deeply saddened to learn about the crash carrying 'six of our valued FOX Sports Brazil colleagues'.

'The families, friends and colleagues of those affected are deep in our thoughts at this difficult time,' the statement said.

The chartered plane crashed just after 10pm on Monday outside the city of Medellin, killing all but six of the 77 people on board. Three of the survivors were players. 





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