South Sudan Bishop, Italian doctor among 17 who died in a plane crash in Yirol

South Sudan Passenger Airplane wreckage after crashing into the Lake Yirol (File photo)

September 9th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudan Bishop and an Italian doctor has been killed along with fifteen others South Sudanese after a passenger plan crashed into laek Yirol this morning. A child and two others are the only survivors on the plane, authorities have said.

Taban Abel,  the Eastern Lakes state information minister said a plane crash caring 19 passengers crashed into the lake of Yirol this morning without saying details.

“We have not yet established full details of the airline but what we know it is a 19-seater plane coming from Juba to Yirol this morning,” Taban Abel Aguek, regional information minister for the Eastern Great Lakes state, told AFP news agency.

He said the weather was foggy when the plane arrived in the region saying many people on board died with few survivors.

“When it arrived the weather was so foggy and when it tried to land it crashed… Its so sad. Many people on board are feared dead. We are still establishing details,” he added.

Several reports says on two of the nineteen people on board survived and the rest died in the crash.