A plane that was allegedly carrying emergency coronavirus medical supplies has crashed in the Philppines on Sunday, during takeoff.
According to Punch eight people on board died in the aircraft, bound for Haneda, Japan, which crashed at Manila International Airport.
The plane which was carrying emergency supplies to the country as it battles against the spread of coronavirus had reportedly been chartered by the government.
As emergency services scrambled, it displayed footages from the crash scene which reflected huge flames.
Later on, Firefighters got the scene to put the situation under control, bu pictures of the burnt-out wreckage were revealed.
Sources disclosed that the aircraft is reportedly owned by Lion Air, a charter service company in the Philippines.
In the last few days the government of Japan held off placing the country on lockdown as a result of cases of coronavirus in the country.
Tokyo governor, Yuriko Koike, had warned that the capital was entering “an important phase in preventing an explosive rise in the number of infections.”
In reaction to the situation, he asked the 14 million people living in the city to stay at home over the weekend.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, also warned the country was getting closer to a national emergency.
He promised an unprecedented package to protect the world’s third-biggest economy from collapse.