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All 32 passengers, including minister, killed in Sudanese plane crash

08-20-2012 02:25 BJT

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A Sudanese helicopter carrying a government delegation has crashed in a mountainous southern region. All 32 people on board were killed, including a Cabinet minister, a former presidential adviser, two generals and a TV crew.

State-run news agency SUNA said the helicopter went down "due to harsh weather conditions" near Talodi, a small town about 650 kilometers southwest of the capital, Khartoum.

A government official said the aircraft slammed into a mountain just before it was to land in Talodi, as seasonal heavy rains in the region left the pilots with "zero visibility".

The delegation was travelling to the volatile South Kordofan state to attend prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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