Many 'feared Dead' After Plane Crashes In S

Frederick Owens
September 11, 2018

A commercial plane from Juba, the capital, crashed Sunday in a lake in South Sudan.

The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor with an aid organization who was in surgery and in serious condition, Aguek said.

At least 19 people have died after a plane landing in thick fog crashed into a river in South Sudan.

The causes of the accident are for the moment unknown.

It crashed into the Yirol River, south of the aerodrome, and 19 bodies were recovered by local fishing boats, according to respected website The Aviation Herald.

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In 2015, dozens of people were killed when a Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed after taking off from the airport in Juba.

Passengers were travelling from the Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol in Eastern Lakes State on Sunday, September 9 when disaster struck.

He said the Anglican Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut, was confirmed among the dead.

Photographs of the sunken wreckage were posted on social media by Radio Miraya, which said a Ugandan national had been identified as one of the dead. Its so sad. Many people on board are feared dead.

South Sudan was plunged into civil war in December 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of planning a coup.

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