Seven Sudanese officials die in plane crash

Victims of crash include Gedaref governor, local agriculture and production minister, top local army and police officials

Seven officials including a regional governor died in a plane crash in eastern Sudan on Sunday, state news agency SUNA said on Tuesday.

The death toll includes Mirghani Salih, the governor of Gedaref, where the crash took place, as well as Gedaref’s production and agriculture minister, the heads of the national army and police in the state, and other senior army and police officials, said SUNA.

“The governor of Gedaref state Mirghani Salih died today in a plane crash while conducting a security visit of the Galabat area,” the agency reported.

No cause was given for the crash, which took place in Galabat near the eastern border with Ethiopia, but Al-Shorooq TV, which is close to the government, said the plane crashed while landing in the Galabat area.