Six Perish After Cargo Plane Crashes In South Sudan

Six Perish After Cargo Plane Crashes In South Sudan

By Our Reporter

At least six people are confirmed to have died on Saturday after a cargo plane crashed in South Sudan shortly after takeoff from Juba International airport.

The director of Juba International Airport, Kur kuol, told the press that eight people were on board the ill-fated aircraft that belongs to South West Aviation and was heading to the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

One of the victims of the plane crash

“Eight people were on board and I still don’t have details about the number of people died in the crash,” Kuol said.

Eyewitnesses revealed that one injured person was rushed to a hospital and six dead bodies were seen on the ground.

Rescuers who responded to the plane crash trying to look for survivors

Kuol revealed that the cargo plane was headed from Juba en route to Wau and Aweil towns, with some people on board.

However, he noted  that there were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the cargo plane, which occurred at around 9:00Am.

A huge fire erupted shortly after the plane crash

“A team from the airport rushed to the scene to get more details on the casualties,” he added, saying that investigations are still going on.

The wreckage of the cargo Plane that crashed in Juba

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