An Antonov An-12 Sudanese Air Force military transport plane went down, shortly after take-off, in Sudan’s West Darfur province; killing everyone on board, including four children. Photos showing scorched wreckage have emerged online.

The Sudanese army has confirmed that nobody survived the crash, which took place just five minutes after the ill-fated plane took off from El Geneina airport in West Darfur.

"An Antonov 12 military plane crashed Thursday night after takeoff from El Geneina, killing its seven-member crew, three judges and eight civilians, including four children, who were onboard,” 

army spokesman Amer Mohammed Al-Hassan

The plane was reportedly on a mission to deliver aid to the crisis-stricken area. Registration of the plane is unknown and the causes of the accident are not yet clear.

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