44 feared dead as plane crashes in South Sudan

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Dubai: A plane crashed in South Sudan on Monday afternoon, according to witnesses.

The plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines crashed at Wau Airport, killing 44 passengers.

Smoke filled the air as firefighters arrived at the scene of the air disaster and poured water on the plane’s smouldering remains.

South Supreme Airlines began operating in September 2013, with a handful of flights every week between South Sudan and neighbouring Uganda.

“No one died but there are a number of injured people right now,” said one of the local aid workers near the scene of the crash.