South Sudan plane crash ‘kills 40’

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A Russian-built cargo plane has crashed on take-off near the international airport in South Sudan’s capital Juba, with many casualties being reported.

About 40 bodies were counted at the wreck site by a local reporter.

It is unclear how many of the victims were on the plane and how many were on the ground.

Juba’s Radio Miraya says the plane was heading to Paloch in Upper Nile State and crashed just 800m (half a mile) from the runway.

Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told Reuters news agency that there were at least two survivors, a crew member and a child.

Source: BBC