Khartoum, August 22: A cargo plane carrying cash and goods crashed in South Sudan on Saturday, killing some 17 people, media cited eyewitnesses as saying.

The South West Aviation's plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport near the capital of Juba at around 9 a.m. (6:00 GMT), the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Photos on social media showed that the jet had fallen apart and caught fire. Pakistan Puts More Curbs on Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim to Avoid FATF Blacklisting.

Joseph Mayom, an assistant professor, said he counted 15 passengers and two crew members among the dead, while another person was taken to a hospital in a critical condition. Kur Kuol, director of the airport, confirmed the crash but did not comment on the death toll. Alexei Navalny: Medical Plane with Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Lands in Germany.

He said the plane was transporting salaries to NGO workers as well as food, vehicles and spare parts. Witnesses told Xinhua that people scrambled to collect the cash while the plane was still on fire. (ANI/Sputnik)

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