10 feared killed as Russian plane crashes in South Sudan

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Johannesburg –  South Sudanese presidential spokesman, Wek Ateny said between 10 and 15 people died Wednesday when a charter plane crashed at an airport in Juba.

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Local radio station – Eye Radio – reported that 40 people were killed.
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Ateny said the Russian plane was en route to northern Upper Nile state when it crashed immediately after take-off.

The fatalities included crew members and others who were on the ground, he added

According to Ateny, two people on board survived, including a crew member and a child

He also said that the crash was thought to be due to a technical failure. (dpa/NAN)


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