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Over 40 killed in plane crash near Juba airport.

November 4, 2015 (JUBA) - Over 40 people are feared dead after a Russian plane crashed shortly after taking off from Juba International Airport Wednesday morning.

The scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba Airport in South Sudan on November 4, 2015 (Photo Reuters)

A government officials told Sudan Tribune there were about 50 people aboard of the cargo aircraft, further confirming reports that over people could have died.

The plane crashed on the eastern bank of the White Nile River not far from Juba airport.

The aircraft was heading to Paloch oilfields in Upper Nile state and the majority of those who crashed were are believed to be oil workers.

More details will follow shortly.

(ST)

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Date:Nov 4, 2015
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