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.
Local radio station – Eye Radio – reported that 40 people were killed.
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)