Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ugandan Among South Sudan Plane Crash Victims

Ugandan Among South Sudan Plane Crash Victims

At least 19 people have died in South Sudan when the aircraft they were in was carrying them crashed.

"So far, in front of me there are six bodies recovered from the water".

A crashed plane is seen in Lakes State, South Sudan Sunday in this picture obtained from social media. Two people are still missing.

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. "It is a commercial plane that crashed", he added.

The Italian non-governmental organisation Medici con Africa Cuamm wrote on its website that an Italian doctor named Damiano Cantone, who had been on his way to work at a children's hospital in Yirol, was among the survivors.

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"When it arrived the weather was so foggy and when it tried to land it crashed into Lake Yirol adjacent to Yirol town".

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

The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. There were 22 passengers on board, including three children.

In 2017, 37 people had a lucky escape when their plane hit a fire truck on a runway in northwestern Wau before bursting into flames.

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