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Sudan plane crash in south kills all 32 on board

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | 11:30 AM    

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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The office of the Sudanese president says all 32 people on board died when a plane carrying a government delegation crashed in the country's south.

The crash in the early hours of Sunday killed the country's minister of endowment, Ghazi al-Sadeq, and a leading member of Sudan's Peace and Justice Party, Makki Balayela.

They were en route to the volatile South Kordofan state, to attend prayers for a Muslim holiday.

Earlier reports from Sudan's state news agency SUNA said the plane crashed "due to harsh weather conditions" in a mountainous area near Talodi, a small town about 650 kilometres, or 406 miles, southwest of the capital, Khartoum.

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