Several Officials Killed in Sudan Helicopter Crash

Several Officials Killed in Sudan Helicopter Crash

Sunday, 9 December, 2018 - 13:45
Asharq Al-Awsat
At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan's eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.

The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident,
SUNA said.

The officials had been carrying out a security tour of the province. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, Reuters reported.

State TV earlier reported that a plane, not a helicopter, had crashed.

Al-Qadarif state is known for its farmland and agricultural projects.

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