Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos killed in plane crash

Sao Paulo: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash in the southeastern city of Santos on Wednesday, television news network GloboNews said, without saying how it obtained the information.

A source in the Brazilian Socialist Party had previously told Reuters that Campos was on the Cessna 560XL that crashed.

 Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos killed in plane crash

Eduardo Campos. AFP

Campos, 49, is a former governor of northeastern Pernambuco state who had the support of about 10 percent of voters in recent polls. He positioned himself as a business-friendly leftist and was a former ally of President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking a second term.

Reuters

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Updated Date: Aug 13, 2014 21:48:04 IST