Nine people tragically lost their lives in a plane crash in Port Sudan, a coastal city in Sudan. According to the Sudanese army’s press release on Sunday, the crash resulted from a technical failure. The ill-fated plane was a civilian Antonov, and among the nine victims, four were military personnel. Remarkably, one child survived the crash.
Port Sudan, located in the Red Sea state, has been under the control of the Sudanese army since the outbreak of the war in the country on April 15 of the same year. This incident comes in the wake of over three months of intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the capital, Khartoum, and western states of Sudan.
Sudan has been grappling with tribal conflicts and economic challenges in addition to the armed conflict, leading to thousands of casualties and millions of people being displaced since the war’s initiation. The plane crash adds to the ongoing tragedy and loss experienced by the nation during this tumultuous period.