19 people killed in South Sudan aircraft crash

10 September, 2018, 04:58 | Author: Myra Gill
  • South Sudan At least 21 people killed in plane crash two reported missing

An overloaded commercial plane has crashed into a lake in South Sudan, killing 18 people.

An Italian citizen working with a non-profit was identified as one of the survivors, and was reported to be in stable condition after being flown back to Juba. Two people are still missing. "So far, in front of me there are six bodies recovered from the water", an eyewitness told Reuters, adding that the plane was believed to be carrying about 19 passengers.

State information Minister Taban Abel said: "The plane crashed and killed 17 people and we have three survivors".

"When it arrived the weather was so foggy and when it tried to land it crashed into Lake Yirol adjacent to Yirol town".

He said the Anglican Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut, was confirmed among the dead. Its so sad. Many people on board are feared dead.


There were reportedly three children among passengers.

Four passengers we injured previous year after bad weather caused a plane to crash into a fire truck.

Harrowing images show the wreckage in the water.

The plane was ferrying passengers from Juba International airport to the city of Yirol of which 3 of the passengers were internationals, a Ugandan and an Ethiopian who also died.

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