Dec 09, 2018 14:51 Asia/Tehran
  • Five officials killed in helicopter crash in East Sudan
    Five officials killed in helicopter crash in East Sudan

At least five government officials were killed in a helicopter crashed in eastern Sudan.

Iran press/ Africa: At least five government officials were killed in a helicopter crash, including the state's governor and the Sudanese minister of agriculture, Iran press reported.

Meanwhile, according to social media users, the crash claimed the lives of 11 people.

However, there is no official statement from authorities about the crash.

The cause of the accident is currently unknown.

Earlier State TV reported that an aircraft, not a helicopter, had crashed.

Such crashes have happened in Sudan in the last several years. In September, an aircraft en route from Juba, South Sudan's capital, to the city of Yirol crashed, killing some 17 people.

Only 3 people managed to survive and were sent to a hospital.

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