20th August, 2012, Khartoum (Sudan): According to the reports by the state run Sudan Radio, on Sunday a helicopter carrying a government minister crashed in the country’s jittery South Kordofan state that killed thirty-two people on board.
An official of the Civil Aviation Authority of the country told that the incident happened because of bad weather. The helicopter collided with mountain in Nuba region. This is the same region where the government forces of the country are combating the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) rebels.
A spokesperson of Sudan government revealed that the helicopter did not come under attack. He added that all the people in the copter died in the crash.
Earlier this year, the rebels claimed that they shoot down a military drone of Sudanese, but the Sudan government stated that the drone crashed following technical problems.
SUNA, the state news agency of Sudan, reported that Ghazi Al-Saddiq, the minister in charge of guidance and endowments, were among the dead. The chartered helicopter was carrying a government delegation and military officials.