Black box still missing in South Sudan crash, despite divers' search

South Sudan Plane Crash. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The black box flight recorder that could help explain why more than 30 people died in a plane crash in South Sudan on Wednesday, is still missing.

That's despite a search on Thursday by Bangladeshi scuba divers from the UN peacekeeping force (UNMISS), around the White Nile river crash site.

According to media reports, police and rescue workers recovered the bodies of 36 men, women and children.

The debris of the cargo plane was scattered across a wide area.

Matthew Wells got more details on the investigation from UNMISS journalist, Sani Martin, who'd just returned from the crash site.

From the capital Juba, he described what the UN team had been doing.

Duration: 2'27"

 

 

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