The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan, with unconfirmed reports saying it was shot down.
A search and rescue team has been sent to the crash site near Bentiu, said the UN mission in South Sudan.
A UN official told the AP news agency the Mi-8 helicopter had apparently been shot down.
Thousands of people have been killed this year in bitter fighting between South Sudan’s army and rebel forces.
Bentiu, capital of the oil-rich Unity state, has changed hands several times but a ceasefire agreement is currently in place.
On Monday, the two sides were given 45 days to form a power-sharing government.
The AFP news agency says the Mi-8 would normally have between three and five crew on board.[eap_ad_3]