Airplane crashes in Sudan: 116 people dead
A Sudanese airliner crashed shortly after taking off from an airport on the Red Sea coast early Tuesday, killing 105 passengers and 11 crew. Only one child survived, officials said, according to AP.
The Sudan Airways Boeing 737 was starting an internal flight from Port Sudan to the capital Khartoum, when its captain reported trouble, airline director Ahmed Ismail Zuwary told the official Sudan News Agency. The plane crashed into an empty area about 6 kilometers from the airport.
Rescuers found a surviving child. The child was in good condition in a hospital, said Salah Ali Ahmed, a spokesman for the Red Sea provincial government. Ahmed said the bodies of the dead had been burned. (Albawaba.com)