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South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive

South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive

At least 44 passengers are feared dead in the crash.

Forty-three passengers and crew members on board an ill-fated commercial plane that crashed in South Sudan miraculously survived, the Cable News Network (CNN) is reporting.

An aid worker near the scene of the crash told Reuters: "No one died but there are a number of injured people right now".

Former Labour MP David Shearer, now head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, said peacekeepers worked with local emergency workers to evacuate passengers from the plane. "The hospital received 37 people with injuries but now 31 have gone home and six are left but in stable conditions", Guadenesio said.


Charles said the weather in the region had not been good when the plane came into land.

"Visibility is a problem at the center, so that's why it crashed", Charles told VOA's South Sudan in Focus.

The South Supreme Airlines plane crash-landed on the runway of Wau Airport on Monday, with photos of the wreckage quickly being shared by witnesses on social media. In late February, a famine was declared in the country and more than 1 million people are at risk of starvation.


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