A plane carrying Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir takes off from Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius/Beeld/Netwerk24) SOUTH AFRICA OUT
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A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan's capital, killing at least 41 people on the flight and on the ground, an official and a Reuters witness said.The plane may have had about 20 people on board, including crew and "probably" 10 to 15 passengers, Ateny said, but added: "We need to confirm how many people were on board".In addition, he said an unknown number of people were killed on the ground as the Antonov plane crashed near where some fishermen were working. Earlier, South Sudanese media had said the cargo plane carried five Russian crew and seven passengers.
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