Nine killed in Sudan air crash

Nine people were killed in the crash.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Nine people, including four soldiers, were killed when a civilian plane crashed at Port Sudan airport due to a mechanical fault.

"A baby girl survived the crash," the army said in a statement. The Antonov plane malfunctioned during takeoff before crashing. ' 

Port Sudan has become an evacuation centre for expatriates, members of diplomatic missions and some Sudanese nationals fleeing the North African country since fighting broke out between the armed forces and its rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 15.