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21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

06:31 PM September 09, 2018

JUBA, South Sudan — An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 21 people, a local official said.

The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press.

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Officials were investigating the cause of the crash.

The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor with an aid organization who was in surgery and in serious condition, Aguek said.

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“There were people everywhere,” the minister said of the crash site.

Yirol is in the central part of the civil war-torn East African country. /ee

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