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41 dead in South Sudan plane crash

Officials say at least 41 people are killed after plane crashes near Juba airport shortly after take-off.



Al Jazeera - A plane has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in South Sudan, killing more than 40 people, officials said. Three passengers reportedly survived.

The tail fin of the Russian-built plane and other parts were seen scattered along the banks of the White Nile river near the airport in Juba, the capital, on Wednesday.

Witnesses told Reuters news agency that they counted at least 40 bodies at the crash site.

The director of Juba International airport said "three people survived the crash", while local news outlets reported that only two people survived, one of them a child.
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