10 Dies In South Sudan Plane Crash

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At least 10 people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed on Tuesday at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor said.

It happened at Pieri airstrip shortly after take-off while heading to the capital, Juba.

Transport Minister Madut Biar Yel stated that a team of investigators was sent to the site of the crash to conduct preliminary investigations.

It was gathered that the plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement about the crash.

Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with shock and horror and sent condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

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