Armenia asks for Russian assistance with transportation of bodies of pilots killed in S. Sudan crash

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has applied to the Russian Foreign Ministry with a request to arrange the transportation of the bodies of the pilots that died in South Sudan crash through its Embassy in Uganda and South Sudan.

The Ministry says further information will be provided.

A cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning along the banks of the Nile River after taking off from South Sudan’s capital of Juba. The crash killed 36 people and left an infant clinging to life.

Six of the plane’s crew members — five Armenians and a Russian — were among the dead.

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