100 feared killed in Sudan plane crash

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{image-sudan plane crash_11062008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Khartoum( Sudan), June 11 : At least 100 people were killed when a plane exploded into fire after landing at Khartoum's international airport.

There was no further official information on the accident, but about 200 passengers were thought to be aboard the plane when it landed in bad weather and a higher casualty toll was feared. A reporter at the scene said the plane apparently veered off a runway as it landed, and then burst into flames. Ambulances and fire trucks were seen rushing to the scene after the accident. The head of Sudanese police, Mohammad Najib, said bad weather "caused the plane to crash-land, split into two and catch fire." Mr Najib said the plane was flying from Amman after first taking off from Damascus, in Syria.

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