File photo of Eduardo Campos from 6 August, 2014
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Brazil presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in plane crash

The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, has died in a plane crash, party members and local officials say.

Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer expressed his regret over the death of Mr Campos, who had been running third in the polls for October's election.

The plane carrying Mr Campos crashed in a residential area of the port city of Santos, in Brazil's Sao Paulo state.

It is not yet clear if any of the other passengers on board were killed.

Julia Carneiro reports.