A cargo plane has drashed in a residential area of Congo-Brazzaville's economic capital of Pointe-Noire, killing almost 16 people.
The Antonov plane, which had bee operated by Trans Air Congo, had crashed as it was trying to land, according to the civil aviation agency head Michel Ambende.
He stated to the AFP news agency that as many as 19 people had died in the crash and 14 people had been injured.
"We don't know yet if the toll will grow," he stated.
Several houses in Pointe-Noire's Mvou Mvou district had been reported to had been buried by the debris.
One witness had said to the AFP that the city was "in shock. It's apocalyptic."
A TV cameraman who had seen the crash was quoted as stating that the pilot was able to get out of the cockpit before the plane had came to a rest.
He stated to the Associated Press that he saw almost 16 bodies being pulled from the wreckage.
Another witness reported that the plane was preparing to land at the airport before veering out to the sea and then crashing.