18 persons including some Army officers, Judges and four children have died after a plane crash on Thursday, in Sudan.

Eye9ja reports that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres and his Deputy, Ms Amina Mohammed, have expressed sadness over the Thursday’s plane crash involving a Sudanese military plane.

“The Secretary-General is saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash yesterday near El Geneina in Sudan.

“He conveys his heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims, including those of a staff member of the World Food Programme (WFP).

“The UN Chief also extends his condolences to the people and Government of Sudan on this tragic event,’’ he said in a statement in New York.

Later in a tweet, Mohammed joined Guterres “to convey heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the plane crash, including those of our colleagues from the WFP’’.

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