17 Dead as Plane Crashes into Lake in South Sudan

A local official says 17 people are dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in South Sudan. The minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, tells The Associated Press that the 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba. Officials are investigating the cause of Sunday's crash. Aguek says the three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and a foreigner from Europe who is in surgery and in serious condition. “There were people everywhere,” Aguek says of the crash...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Sunday, 9 September

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