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Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

  • Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/A Tribuna,Walter Mello)

    Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/A Tribuna,Walter Mello)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos campaigns in Brasilia, Brazil. Local officials say Campos died in an air crash in the city of Santos. He was aboard a small private jet that crashed Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, into a residential area in the southeastern port city of Santos, according to city hall officials. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos campaigns in Brasilia, Brazil. Local officials say Campos died in an air crash in the city of Santos. He was aboard a small private jet that crashed Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, into a residential area in the southeastern port city of Santos, according to city hall officials. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

  • In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo released by the Partido Socialista Brasilero, PSB, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, center, campaigns in Arapiraca, Brazil. The PSB presidential candidate died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/Partido Socialista Brasilero, Alexandre Severo)

    In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo released by the Partido Socialista Brasilero, PSB, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, center, campaigns in Arapiraca, Brazil. The PSB presidential candidate died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/Partido Socialista Brasilero, Alexandre Severo)

  • Officials work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    Officials work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

  • A view of homes that were damaged by the crash of a small plane carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    A view of homes that were damaged by the crash of a small plane carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

  • Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/A Tribuna,Walter Mello)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos campaigns in Brasilia, Brazil. Local officials say Campos died in an air crash in the city of Santos. He was aboard a small private jet that crashed Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, into a residential area in the southeastern port city of Santos, according to city hall officials. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
  • In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo released by the Partido Socialista Brasilero, PSB, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, center, campaigns in Arapiraca, Brazil. The PSB presidential candidate died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/Partido Socialista Brasilero, Alexandre Severo)
  • Officials work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
  • A view of homes that were damaged by the crash of a small plane carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and press advisor, as well as two pilots, died in the crash, City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro confirmed. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died yesterday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the Brazilian port city of Santos.

All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer and cameraman, a press adviser and two pilots, died in the crash, Santos City Hall press officer Patricia Fagueiro told the Associated Press.

She said six adults and a baby on the ground suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but rescue officials said later that five people were slightly hurt.

In a solemn address, President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of official mourning in honor of Campos and said she would suspend her campaign during that time.

Associated Press

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