Cargo plane
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A plane has crash-landed near South Sudan's airport shortly after taking off. The aircraft had seven passengers and five Russian crewmembers on board, but only two people survived, local media reports.

The eyewitness saw aircraft lying across the White Nile River, Reuters reports. According to the local radio station's Twitter feed, the crash occurred around 800 meters from Juba airport.

A woman and seven children are among the victims, the National Courier reported.

The plane was headed to Paloich in the Upper Nile region, a source told the local National Courier media outlet.

Details to follow.