According to the Xinhua news agency, around 17 people have died near the city of Juba due to a plane crashing several minutes after takeoff. Reports suggest it was An-26 cargo plane loaded with food, motorbikes as well as cash to pay salaries for NGO workers.
"According to what I have witnessed, one person was rescued after screaming in pain and was immediately taken to the hospital. We have counted 15 people and two crew members, bringing the total to 17", Joseph Mayom, who witnessed the crash site told Xinhua.
Numerous photos and videos allegedly depicting the site of the incident have emerged online.
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At the moment, there is no official information about what exactly caused the catastrophe.