Plane Crashes Into South Sudan Lake, Kills 20

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A commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 20 people, according to a local official.
Plane Crashes Into South Sudan Lake, Kills 20
The commercial airplane was traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press.

Officials were investigating the cause of the plane crash.

According to authorities, at least three children and the bishop of Yirol were among those killed during the crash.

The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor, who was in surgery and in serious condition, Aguek said.

“There were people everywhere,” the official said of the crash site.

Yirol is in the central part of the civil war-torn East African country.