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Small plane crashes on Colombia's border with Panama, 4 dead, 2 injured

Colombia's army says a small plane has crashed in a remote region near the Panama border, killing four of six people aboard.

Gabriel Jose Olivares, mayor of Acandi in Choco department, said Saturday that local farmers first reported the accident that occurred about 1 a.m. local time.

There was no immediate information on a possible cause.

In a statement confirming the four deaths, the army says two other occupants were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Cesar Hernandez, disaster response director in neighboring Antioquia department, says he's received reports that five people on the plane were Americans and the sixth was Panamanian.

Civil aviation officials say they have no information about the craft because it is not civilian.

US. Embassy officials did not immediately comment.

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