South Sudan: Several dead as passenger plane crashes in river

At least six people died in South Sudan when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol crashed, a witness said.

“We are still removing bodies from the water because the aircraft fell into a river,” the witness told Reuters news agency. 

“So far, in front of me there are six bodies recovered from the water.” 

Other reports said up to 17 people were killed in the crashed. The plane was believed to be carrying about 19 passengers.  

Officials are investigating the cause of Sunday’s crash.

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