WEB DESK /
At least 37 people were injured when a passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan’s northwestern city of Wau yesterday. State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio said that the South Supreme Airlines plane with 40 passengers and five crew members on board had taken off from the capital Juba.
He said 37 passengers were taken to the hospital. Gaudensio could not account for the remaining eight people who had been on board, but claimed there were no deaths in the accident. Airport official however said that some passengers not counted among the injured had managed to flee the burning plane unscathed.
Official said visibility was not good and the plane was landing from the east to west when it crashed off the runway.