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Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, several people injured [Photos]

Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, several people injured [Photos]

South Sudan

At least 14 people were wounded when a passenger plane with dozens of people on board crashed Monday in South Sudan while attempting to land at Wau airport.

The director of the South Supreme Airlines company, Gabriel Ngang, said there were “40 passengers and five crew” on board.

He said the plane was linking the country’s capital, Juba, and Wau, but did not want to expand on the circumstances of the tragedy.

Wau State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio said they had received 14 patients who have been hospitalized in emergency and added that they were in a stable state.

Local media report that smoke was billowing from the tail of the plane before it crashed.

“When it touched the ground, it immediately burst into a huge flame,” local radio station Eye Radio reported.

The Director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Dr. Edmond Sebit, also confirmed that several people injured in the plane crash were received at the health facility for treatment, without specifying the number.

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