At least 21 people were killed when a “overloaded” commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday, officials said.
The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press.
Cause of the crash was being investigated, officials said.
The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor with an aid organization who was in surgery and in serious condition, Aguek said.
“There were people everywhere,” the minister said of the crash site.
Yirol is in the central part of the civil war-torn East African country.
(With AP inputs)