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South Sudan plane crash: Dozens feared dead after passenger jet crashes in airport
March 20, 2017, 5:48 pm

Dozens of people are feared dead after a passenger plane crashed at an airport in Wau, South Sudan. The South Sudanese National Courier newspaper carried photos showing the burned-out wreck of the South Supreme Airlines plane on the tarmac at Wau Airport.

Initial reports suggested as many as 44 people were on board at the time, though official passenger lists were not made available. An aid worker near the scene of the crash told Reuters: "No one died but there are a number of injured people right now."

Photos from the scene show fire engines dousing the smouldering wreckage with water. One official told Agence France Presse at least 14 people survived the crash, while a radio station in Juba reported nine people had been pulled out alive and rushed to hospital.

A local official told the BBC the plane was coming from the capital, Juba.

Source: The Independent

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