(Bloomberg) — An Antonov cargo plane crashed in the Nile River shortly after take off in South Sudan's capital, Juba, killing at least 30 people on board and on the ground.

Two passengers, including a child and a crew member, survived, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said by phone Wednesday from Juba. The aircraft killed an unknown number of fishermen, Ateny said. The South Sudan Red Cross expects the death toll to rise.

"It is difficult to know how many bodies are still down and to make matters worse, it is a cargo plane carrying a lot of goods like crates of sodas, bales of clothes and many other items," Hillary Majju, a spokesman for the medical charity, said by phone. "The number is likely to rise further."

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