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At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

Plane crashes into river in South Sudan during landing, says official

At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash FILE PHOTO

By Atem Simon Mabior Ajaang and Zeynep Hilal Karyagdı

JUBA, South Sudan

At least 19 people were killed when a passenger plane carrying 22 people crashed in South Sudan, a local official said on Sunday.

Taban Abel Aguek, state information minister, told Anadolu Agency that at least 19 people died when the plane crashed into a river during the landing.

Aguek said three passengers, including one child and a co-pilot, have been rescued.

The dead bodies in the lake have been taken out, he added.

The plane was travelling from the capital Juba to Yirol.

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