At least eighteen people died after a military helicopter crashed in West Darfur state of Sudan, the country’s army spokesperson said.
The aircraft is reported to have gone down shortly after takeoff from an airport in the state capital of El Geneina.
As per the report, seven crew members, three judges and eight civilians, including four children, were among those killed in the crash.
The plane was from delivering aid to the area when it crashed.
The cause of the crash was not immediately established.
The region has been rocked by ethnic violence. On Sunday night, clashes broke out between Arab and African groups leaving 48 people dead and 241 others wounded.