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South Sudan aircraft crashes at Wau

Posted 20 March 2017 · Add Comment

A South Sudan registered Fokker 50 has crashed in the northwestern town of Wau earlier today.

Initial reports said that as many as 44 people could have died in the wreckage of the South Supreme Airlines flight, but Reuters has reported local aid workers as saying no one has died but there is number of injured passengers
Local journalist James Dimo Deng told Reuters that "About 17 to 18 people injured in the incident were taken to hospital,"
Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures on social media show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.
The aircraft crashed onto the runway at Wau as it completed a flight from Juba.
Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.

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