41 killed in South Sudan plane crash: report

The scene of the plane crash in Juba, South Sudan PICTURE: Radio Miraya (Twitter)

At least 40 people reportedly died when the Russian cargo plane crashed PICTURE: Radio Miraya (Twitter)

DOZENS of people including several children have reportedly been killed after a Russian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from Juba International Airport in South Sudan.

The Telegraph reported at least 41 people were killed when the Russian-built cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the country’s busiest airport on Wednesday.


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Initial reports suggested the aircraft was carrying five Russian crew members and seven passengers, most of whom were said to have been children, when it crashed.

According to a presidential spokesperson, only two of them – a child and a crew member – survived.

It remains unclear how many victims were killed on the ground.

The scene of the plane crash in Juba, South Sudan PICTURE: Radio Miraya (Twitter)

The scene of the plane crash in Juba, South Sudan PICTURE: Radio Miraya (Twitter)

 

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