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Just In: More Than 17 Persons Killed In A Plane Crash.

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At least 17 people were killed when a cargo plane crashed after takeoff from the Juba International Airport in South Sudan on Saturday morning.

Joseph Mayom, assistant professor at Upper Nile University told Xinhua by phone that a passenger who survived the incident was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

“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,” Mr Mayom said.

He said the cargo plane belonging to South West Aviation crashed near the Hai Referendum residential area in Juba.

It was still burning as the crowd scrambled over scattered cash, he said.

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