Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, at least 14 injured

South Sudan

A plane crash-landed at an airport in South Sudan injuring several people

Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson, was quoted as saying: "It is miraculous, completely".

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crashed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said. "There was no single death". Achieng said of those, 40 were adults and three were children. The injured were taken to Wau's hospital, said Youngule.

He said all of the passengers were evacuated from the plane before it was destroyed by the fire.

Charles said the weather in the region had not been good when the plane came into land.

According to Achieng, the fire that engulfed the plane initially made people think there were no survivors. Dozens of people were killed when a Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed after taking off from the airport in Juba in November 2015.

South Sudan, which gained its independence from Sudan in 2001, has endured war political instability and starvation. In late February, a famine was declared in the country and more than 1 million people are at risk of starvation. It is populated by many ethnic groups, including the Dinka and Nuer, and the dominant faiths are Christian and animist.

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