UPDATED: Seven People Confirmed Dead In South Sudan Plane Cash

Seven out of eight people on board in a cargo plane that crashed on Saturday has been confirmed dead. The four passengers and three crew were died on Saturday when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed near South Sudan’s capital Juba.

The aircraft crashed shortly after its early morning takeoff in the Kameru neighbourhood around seven kilometres west of the city’s international airport.

“There were eight people on board, three passengers and five crew. One person among the passengers survived and is in good health.

“The four other passengers and the three crew members are confirmed dead by the Transport Minister, Madut Biar Yol.

According to the minister, the crew members were Russian while the passengers were all South Sudanese.

The plane owned by local company South West Aviation had been carrying cash to the Wau region in the country’s northwest for Juba-based Opportunity Bank.

Source: AFP



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