Nine Including Four Military Personnel Killed In Plane Crash In Port Sudan Airport

Four military personnel among nine people were killed in Sudan after a civilian plane crashed in Port Sudan airport due to a technical failure.

Sudanese Army officials while talking about the incident said that a child survived the crash. The Army officials added that the Antonov plane malfunctioned while taking off, reported news agency Reuters on Monday.

Sudanese Army in a statement said, “A civilian Antonov plane today crashed at Port Sudan Airport as a result of a technical failure, leading to the deaths of nine people, including four military personnel. One child survived the crash,” as reported by Al Jazeera.

This crash that occurred on Sunday came around 100 days after fighting in Sudan broke out on April 15 between the army and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group in the capital Khartoum and states in western Sudan.

The UN Human Rights Office on July 13 said that bodies of at least 87 ethnic Masalit and others allegedly killed last month by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and their allied militia in Sudan’s West Darfur were found buried in a mass grave outside the region’s capital El-Geneina on the orders of the RSF. The UN Human Rights Office cited “credible information” as revealing that local people were forced to dispose of the bodies in a mass grave, denying the deceased a decent burial in a cemetery.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, urged the RSF and other parties to permit and facilitate prompt searches for the dead, their collection, and evacuation without distinction, including based on ethnic background because all of them are obliged to do the same under international law.

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