July 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Nine people have died when an Antonov civil plane crashed at the Port Sudan International Airport, in the west of the African country.
The Sudanese Army has confirmed the deaths, including four soldiers, according to the pan-Arab news television channel Al Hadath. There were 20 people on the plane. The injured have been transferred to the Hospital of Port Sudan.
The device crashed after takeoff and due to a “technical failure”, according to military sources quoted by the Sudanese newspaper ‘Sudan Ajbar’.
The Port Sudan Airport has not been affected by the confrontation between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces that broke out on April 15 and has already resulted in more than 3,000 deaths.