by Denis Elamu
JUBA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tuesday lauded Chinese, Bangladesh and Nepalese peacekeepers for participating in rescue operation after a plane crashed at Wau airport in northwest South Sudan.
"UNMISS attended the scene with firefighting equipment and medical staff. Our peacekeepers worked alongside local emergency personnel; it was a combined effort," David Shearer said in a UNMISS statement.
The plane, an Antonov 26 belonging to South Sudan Supreme Airlines, was flying from the national capital Juba to Wau when it crashed on Monday afternoon.
Local officials said 43 passengers were on board the plane and dozens were injured.