Juba, South Sudan, A commercial plane

crashed into a lake in South Sudan today and killed 18 people, a local

official said.

The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling

from the capital, Juba.

Officials were investigating the cause of the crash.

Among the dead were at least three children, authorities said.

The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an

Italian doctor with an aid organization who was in surgery and in

serious condition, the Associated Press (AP) news reported.

Source: Oman News Agency