At least nineteen people died in South Sudan today when a small aircraft carrying passengers from capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashed.
State information Minister Taban Abel said there were 22 people on board the flight that departed Juba International Airport in the morning.
Abel added that three people, including one child and a co-pilot, were rescued from the crash. The minister said authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.
Several crashes have occurred in war-torn South Sudan in recent years. In 2017, four passengers were injured after bad weather caused their plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing and burst into flames.