Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, dozens feared dead

Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, dozens feared dead

A South Supreme Airlines plane carrying 44 people crashed at South Sudan's Wau airport.

According to a report in the Independent, a South Sudanese newspaper carried photos showing the burnt-out ruins of the plane. "The pilot I think was not seeing well, was not seeing the runway well". The commercial flight was traveling from South Sudan's capital Juba to the northwestern region of South Sudan, BBC Africa reported Monday.

Remarkably no one was killed after the South Supreme Airlines plane crashed in high winds in Wau.

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

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"Visibility is a problem at the center, so that's why it crashed", Charles told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. "There was no single death".

The Director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Dr. Edmond Sebit, told Eye Radio Juba that several people injured in the plane crash have been taken to the health facility for treatment.

Fire engines rushed to the plane when it crash-landed. 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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