Harare – At least two people are feared dead after an Airforce of Zimbabwe jet crashed near Thornhill airbase in central Zimbabwe, state radio reported Thursday.

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“The road leading to the wreckage has been cordoned off,” said the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) Power FM station.

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“The pilot successfully ejected,” according to the report.

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The Chinese-built K-8 jet crashed on Thursday morning a few kilometres from the airbase, which is situated in the central town of Gweru.

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It was not immediately clear if they believed fatalities were people on the ground.

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The ZBC’s website said that there had been two pilots in the aircraft and that both had successfully ejected from the plane.