Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

Dozens feared dead after passenger plane crashes in South Sudan

Dozens of people died in the crash which happened while it was landing REXDozens of people died in the crash which happened while it was landing
Saul Franklin | 21 March, 2017, 00:29

Some 44 people are thought to have been on board the South Supreme Airlines plane when it came down in the northwestern town of Wau.

Wau State Information Minister Nona Guadenesio said 37 passengers were admitted to hospital and 31 have so far been discharged, with the remaining ones in stable conditions.

"Photos from the scene show fire engines dousing the smouldering wreckage with water".

This post was syndicated from The Independent Uganda:.

South Supreme Airlines had begun operations in September 2013. The commercial flight was traveling from South Sudan's capital Juba to the northwestern region of South Sudan, BBC Africa reported Monday.

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And I'm like, I don't know how to call 911 in a different country. "I had this foreboding", she said. I said, 'Hello.' I still thought it was them, but there was no reply.

When the plane crashed, its door flew open, which allowed the pilot and rescue crews to get everybody out, Youngule said.

Images appeared on social media of the plane with smoke billowing from the wrecked fuselage.

There was no immediate comment from the South Sudanese government.

While all 44 passengers onboard were initially feared killed, some local reports say that nine people have been pulled from the wreckage alive and transported to a hospital.

"It is miraculous, completely", the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson said.

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