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Plane Crashes Into South Sudan Lake Killing About 20 (Photos)

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Plane Crashes Into South Sudan Lake Killing About 20 (Photos) by
Godwinsilas . male 6:02pm On Sep 9

Officials has confirmed the death of about 20 people out 22 onboard a commercial plane which crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday morning.

The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba, the Minister of Information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, said.

As investigation is ongoing, Officials are yet to know the cause of the crash.

Among the dead were at least three children, however three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor with an aid organisation who was in surgery and in serious condition, Mr. Aguek said.

“There were people everywhere,” the official said of the crash site.

Yirol is in the central part of the civil war-torn East African country.

“At least 22 people were aboard the flight from the capital Juba's international airport to the city of Yirol when it crashed.”

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