A plane has crashed in South Sudan 44 confirmed dead, dozens injured

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South Sudan plane crashes at Wau airport, 44 confirmed dead more injured

A plane has crashed in South Sudan claiming dozens of lives.

Initial reports suggested that all 44 passengers had been killed in the crash, but there are now details emerging of people being pulled alive from the wreckage.

Photos from plane crash site

The South Supreme Airliner came down at Wau Airport at around 3pm local time.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.

The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.

Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.

 

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