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Plane Crashes in Wau, All 44 Passengers Survive

A South Supreme airplane has crashed in Wau at the Airport this afternoon after departing from Juba.

The manager of South Supreme Airlines in an exclusive interview confirmed the airplane crashed but said there were no casualties. He said that he has communicated with the South Supreme Airlines manager in Wau who said that all the passengers had been removed from the plane before it was destroyed by the fire.

A passenger who had travelled to Wau on the same flight only days earlier remarked that it was only a matter of time before such a crash occurred. There is however no indication about the cause of the crash.

Images emerging from Wau show the mangled debris of the aeroplane and a fire engine trying to extinguish the fire. The Manager, Mr. Gabriel said that all the passengers will be taken to hospital to check for any other injuries they might have incurred from the flight.
The President’s spokesperson, Ateny Wek, had earlier released a press statement on Facebook regarding the passengers of the plane but retracted it after confirmation from the airline that the passengers had all gotten off the plane before it burnt out. According to him, he had not been fully informed about the crash and removed it accordingly once the details emerged.

The plane was carrying 49 passengers, 29 of them were taken to hospital for check up following the crash, four are currently under treatment for shock. The rest were discharged after the check up.

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Photo credits: Mariak Chan and Young Commando.

So… what the hell just happened in Juba

Juba in the recent days has witnessed fighting on a scale not seen since the outbreak of a vicious civil war in December 2013. Here is what we gathered so far:

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Clement Aturjong Resigns, Accuses Michael Makuei of Nepotism


JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN (17 MAY 2015) – An official has left the Ministry of Information over alleged discrimination practiced within the institution according to Radio Tamazuj.

Clement Aturjong Kuot, Deputy Director for the government website, said he was vacating his post due to what he called nepotism in hiring practices by minister Michael Makuei Lueth. Aturjong also said the ministry was corrupt according to Radio Tamazuj.

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Lt. General Malual Ayom Dor is ALIVE


JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN (6TH JANUARY 2014) – Lieutenant General Malual Ayom Dor, the SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration and the General in Charge of Operation in Bor theatre of military operations is alive and well.

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General Killed in Action as Another one is Wounded


JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN (6TH JANUARY 2014) – South Sudan’s National Army, the SPLA has been dealt a serious morale crushing blow when a decorated General was killed in action in an ambushed in Pariak, 25km south of Bor town, the Capital of Jonglei State.

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