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Saturday, 17th February, 2018
 South Sudan   ::   News
“All passengers of South Sudan plane crash survived”.
Mar 21, 2017
By: Soga -Oke Adebimpe

Facts have emerged that all passengers and crew survived the passenger plane crash which occurred at the airport before bursting into flames in South Sudan.

Initial reports had it that scores of people had been killed in the accident.

According to Ceoafrica, the information minister, Bona Gaudensio, said that "there is no one who died".

He said 37 people had been treated for injuries in hospital but, miraculously, no one was killed, despite a fireball consuming the plane soon after it crash landed.

Wau is a regional capital with a busy airport used by the United Nations and aid agencies as well as private and commercial planes.

The fuselages of previous air crashes are still visible in the long grass next to the airport's runway.

Explaining what led to the crash, the minister said that “the plane hit a fire brigade truck, that is how it caught fire".

He suggested both "a technical problem" and "some negligence" might be to blame and added that an investigation would be carried out.

Pascal Ladu of the South Sudan Red Cross said that after the plane, operated by local carrier South Supreme Airlines; hit the truck it burst into flames and "passengers quickly started running out".  



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