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S Sudan plane crash leaves 10 dead

March 04, 2021 00:00:00

JUBA, Mar 03 (Xinhua): Ten people were killed in a commercial plane crash in South Sudan's Jonglei state on Tuesday evening, a senior government official said Wednesday.

Denay Jock Chagor, Jonglei state governor, confirmed that all the passengers including two pilots on board the commercial plane succumbed to fatal injuries.

"It is with great shock to receive the news of the plane crash (HK-4274) of South Supreme Airline that happened on Tuesday, March 2 at around 5:05 p.m., local time at Pieri Airstrip in Uror County," Chagor said in a statement issued in Juba.

"Ten people including the two pilots lost their lives. Our prayers are with their families and loved ones. On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Jonglei State, and the nation share this condolence message with the affected families and friends in these hours of grief," he added.

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