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UN Helicopter Crashes in South Sudan, reportedly Shot Down

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The United Nations has revealed that one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan. There are unconfirmed reports that it was shot down.

The UN mission in South Sudan said that three crew members died, while one survived.

An official for the UN told the AP news agency the Mi-8 helicopter had apparently been shot down.

According to the BBC, thousands of people have been killed this year in bitter fighting between South Sudan’s army and rebel forces.

Associated Press reports that a government official has accused forces loyal to rebel commander Peter Gadet of shooting down the helicopter. His forces have not yet commented.

The UN has played a vital role in helping feed over 1.8 million people who fled their homes after fighting broke out in December 2013.

3 Comments

  1. Changing Faces

    August 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    They’re now attacking the UN? Africa really has a long way to go. RIP to the victims. God keep their families, and workers stationed in these war torn areas.

  2. Jackie Onassis

    August 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    This is my organization!!! What a shame.. Deepest sympathy to colleagues in juba and the victims family.. As they say: our awakening will be brutal…. Africa the only continent that is struggling.. Killing, fighting , poor and unstable… We have a long way to go…

  3. Kili

    August 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Why are we just mad in Africa?

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