Wednesday, June 11, 2008

123 survive Sudan plane crash

Officials have said 28 people died in yesterday’s plane crash at Khartoum airport. However 53 people are still unaccounted for following the disaster which happened as the Airbus A310 came into land in bad weather. Despite the severity of the crash 123 people are known to have survived. The Sudan Airways flight had flown from Jordan's capital Amman via Damascus, landing in Khartoum at around 20:00 [17:00 GMT]. TV footage showed the wreckage consumed by flames as emergency crews tried to fight the fire in the darkness. The cause of the incident is still unknown and investigations are continuing [BBC / CNN]

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