Sudan leader dies in crash

Click to follow
The Independent Online
SUDAN'S First Vice-President, Lieutenant-General Al-Zubeir Mohammad Saleh, and at least two other officials were killed when their plane crashed in a river in fog in southern Sudan yesterday.

The official Suna agency said there were two survivors. A diplomat in the capital, Khartoum, said the plane apparently tried to land on a small runway in the town of Nasir, 700 km (435 miles) from the capital near the Sobat River and not far from the Ethiopian border.