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People surround the wreckage of an airplane after it crashed about six miles from the city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (AP)

People surround the wreckage of an airplane after it crashed about six miles from the city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (AP)

People surround the wreckage of an airplane after it crashed about six miles from the city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (AP)

A plane carrying 51 people has crashed in eastern Venezuela, and officials said 33 survived while the rest were killed or missing.

At least 14 people were killed and four were missing after the plane crashed about six miles from the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar state Governor Francisco Rangel Gomez told reporters.

The French-built ATR-42 from the state airline Conviasa slammed into a area used by the state-run Sidor steel foundry, leaving its smashed fuselage among barrels and shipping containers.

The governor said 33 people survived and were being treated at hospitals.

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