Exclusive photos from the Russian cargo plane that crashed shortly after take-off in South Sudan 'killing 40 people (Viewers discretion advised )

Horror: Locals gather at the site where a cargo plane crashed in South Sudan shortly after taking off from Juba airport, killing at least 25 people
A cargo plane that was reportedly overloaded with passengers crashed shortly after taking off in war-torn South Sudan killing up to 40 people.
The Russian-made Antonov-12 aircraft came down along the muddy banks of the White Nile River barely a mile from the airport in the capital Juba.
Bodies, including those of women and children, were found strewn among the wreckage along with packages of sandals, cigarettes, beer and crackers.
Amid conflicting reports, the death toll ranged from 25 to 40 as humanitarian workers and investigators began combing the remote site.

Witnesses said a child, who looked no more than a year old, and an elderly woman were pulled out alive from the fuselage. 
Bashir Yashin, who saw the plane come down, said it seemed as though the plane might crash into a market area before the pilot apparently diverted.
Locals said all of those killed appeared to have been on the plane, which crashed into a swampy farm plot near some homes.
Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said three of the 18 people on board survived, wile other reports suggested people on the ground also died
There were 12 passengers and six crew members, including five Armenians and one Russian, on board the AN-12 plane that crashed in South Sudan,' he said, adding that all passengers were Sudanese.
A Ukrainian diplomat in Kenya said five Russians were on the aircraft.
'It is known that the plane belonged to a private company and was Russian-made. The cargo plane was carrying out a transportation request of some oil company.
'According to preliminary data, 12 people were on board. Five of them were Russian citizens, the nationality of the rest is being determined,' said third secretary Alexander Kalinchuk. 
The doomed flight was not chartered by his company, Galla said.
'Normally (this flight) used to carry 12 people, but the problem is they added more people,' he said. 'This plane is just for cargo, not for passengers. It was just chartered for goods.' 
The UN Mission in South Sudan was providing assistance to an emergency operation at the crash site of an An-12 cargo plane.
After the crash, planes were still taking off and landing at the airport. 


Disaster: Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said the plane had been bound for the Paloch oil fields in Upper Nile state when it crashedWitnesses say bodies, including those of children, were strewn among the wreckage which was scattered in a wooded area along the Nile RiverDestroyed: The scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba Airport in South Sudan killing at least 25 peopleShocking: Packages of sandals, cigarettes, beer and crackers were strewn amid the bodies and wreckage of the Russian-built cargo planeObliterated: The crash site was just 800 metres from the runway it took off from in the South Sudanese capital of Juba

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