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Sudan plane crash kills Minister and 30 people

The Sudanese government’s religion minister has lost his life in a plane crash, state television says.The civilian aircraft, carrying some 30 people, came down in the Nuba Mountains. A delegation of military and political representatives was on board.
All are believed to have perished in the crash.The plane was on its way to South Kordofan for an Eid al-Fitr celebration, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Sudan’s Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments, Ghazi al-Sadiq Abdel Rahim, is among the dead.The aircraft come down in the Talodi area of South Kordofan, en route from the capital Khartoum.

The television statement said weather prevented the plane from landing first time round. On its second attempt, the plane hit a mountain.

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