UPDATE: Chapecoense Real plane crash 71 dead 6 survivors

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Real Madrid's players observe a minute of silence at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground outside Madrid, Spain, after a plane crash involving passengers including players of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, November 29, 2016. November 29, 2016.Reuter/Juan Medina

There have been 71 confirmed dead from the plane crash, which carried the Brazilian football team, Chapecoense Real, on Monday. Police officials said that there were seven passengers who initially survived but there was one who died after he was brought to the hospital.

The six survivors are Ximena Suarez, a flight attendant; Erwin Tumiri, an aircraft technician; Rafael Valmorbida, a journalist, and Chapecoense Real players Alan Luciano Ruschel, Jackson Ragnar Follmann and Helio Hermito Zampier.

According to Colombia's aviation agency, the British Aerospace plane declared an emergency on Monday when it lost its radar. Colombian officials explained that that the plane suffered an electrical failure. Aside from that, there was also heavy rainfall as the plane crashed to the ground.

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All members of the Chapocoense football team were in the plane together with their entourage of staff. A number of journalists were also on the plane. The flight crashed in a mountainous region.

"There have been heavy rains day in and day out in the last week or so. That could have played a big role in the crash, but that is still unconfirmed," Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reported from Bogota.

The Brazilian team joined the country's first division in 2014. Recently, they defeated Argentina’s legendary San Lorenzo squad in the finals last week during the Copa Sudamericana tournament.

CONMEBOL, the South American Football Federation, announced on Tuesday that it has suspended all activities until further notice. Teams and players from across the world offered their condolences and tributes. One of those who were affected was Manchester United and England captain Wayne Roone,y who posted on Twitter, saying, "sad news to wake up to today."

During the search and rescue operation, Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez was seen helping the authorities and said that what was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy.

This has been considered as Columbia’s deadliest air tragedy.

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