Plane Crashed in South Sudan, 41 killed

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Juba: A Russian-built cargo plane carrying some passengers crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan’s capital, killing at least 41 people who were on board and others on the ground, an official and a Reuters witness said.

Reuters witnesses said the tail fin of the plane and other parts were scattered along the banks of the White Nile River near the airport in Juba, the capital.

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A crew member and a child on board survived the crash, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek told. He said the plane may have had about 20 people on board, including crew and 10 to 15 passengers, while an unknown number were killed on the ground.

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