SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A plane crash in Brazil’s northern Amazon state on Saturday has left 14 dead, CNN reported, citing a local mayor.

The accident took place in the Barcelos province, some 400 km (248 miles) from the state capital, Manaus.

In an interview with CNN Brasil, the mayor of Barcelos, Edson de Paula Rodrigues Mendes, confirmed the crash of a medium-sized plane and said there were 12 tourists on board in addition to a pilot and co-pilot who were all killed.

Some Brazilian media outlets reported that U.S. citizens are among those killed. Reuters has not yet verified the reports.

(Reporting by Steven Grattan; Editing by David Gregorio)

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