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Crash Kills Bishop of Yirol

The Rt. Rev. Simon Adut Yuang, Bishop of Yirol in South Sudan, was one of 20 people killed in a plane crash Sept. 9. The plane crashed into Lake Yirol as it attempted to land.

Reports say that thick fog around Yirol, in the center of the country, may have played a part in the accident. Only three of the plane’s passengers (two children and an Italian doctor) survived.

“Mama Joyce and I are saddened to hear of the plane crash in Yirol this morning,” said the Most Rev. Justin Badi Arama, Primate of South Sudan. “Please join us in praying for the families and friends of all involved in the accident.

Adapted from ACNS

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