A plane has crashed in South Sudan carrying 44 passengers. The South Supreme Airliner came down at Wau Airport at around 3pm local time. The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.
Initial reports from local news sources suggested that everybody on board had been killed in the crash, but it has since been confirmed no one died but 14 were injured.
‘Right now we have the ambulance which has just come out from the airport and we have received 14 patients being rushed to hospital in stable condition,’ said State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.
‘About 17 to 18 people injured in the incident were taken to hospital,’ said James Dimo Deng, a journalist in Wau, said
Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.
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