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Officials: South Sudan Plane Crash Leaves Dozens Dead Wednesday

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A cargo plane has gone down shortly after takeoff on Wednesday in South Sudan, killing people in the plane and on the ground, media reports out of the country said.

The plane, which reportedly took off from the Juba International Airport, had the crew and passengers aboard and crashed into people on the ground, according to a report by Reuters.

The total number of victims is still unknown, but two people, a crew member and a child are believed to have survived the crash, according to a statement by the South Sudan government spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny.

The plane is said to have at least 20 people on board of which 10-15 are believe to be passengers, the spokesman said.

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