Monday, August 01, 2005

Sudan confirms death of VP Garang

LONDON, England (AP) -- The Sudanese government has confirmed that Vice President John Garang was killed when a Ugandan presidential aircraft he was traveling in crashed into a southern Sudan mountain range.

"It has now been confirmed that the plane crashed after it hit a mountain range in southern Sudan because of poor visibility and this resulted in the death of Dr. John Garang DeMabior, six of his colleagues and seven other crew members of the Ugandan presidential plane," according to a statement released by the office of Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir on Monday.


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