More than forty passengers have escaped with their lives after a plane crash-landed and caught fire in north-western South Sudan.
Former labour party leader, David Shearer, is head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan. He praised peacekeepers involved in the rescue operation, who were from Bangladesh, Nepal and China.
The South Supreme Airlines flight from the capital Juba experienced difficulty landing and went up in flames on the runway.
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