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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

State Governor and six Others Dead As Helicopter Crashes While Trying To Land


A sad and heartbreaking scene as a serving Governor and atleast six other Government officials were killed in a plane crash. it was reported that among the victims of the Sunday air mishap was the governor of Gadaref, near the border with Ethiopia. 
Also said to have been aboard the ill-fated plane were the Gadaref State Agriculture minister and senior security officials.The report did not mention the possible cause of the accident.


According to reports, witnesses said the helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state. No official reason has yet been given for the crash.

A number of people were taken to hospital for treatment, state media reported, without giving more details. Among the dead are Al-Qadarif governor Mirghani Saleh, his cabinet chief, the local police chief and agriculture minister, the reports added.
Sudan’s military fleet includes many aircraft bought from the former Soviet Union. Eight people were injured in October when two of its planes collided on the runway at the airport in the capital, Khartoum.In September, two pilots were killed when a military jet crashed near Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city.

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