Yirol, 11th September 2018. A plane crashed into a lake in Yirol, Eastern Lakes State, killing nineteen people.
Eastern Lakes State Information Minister Taban Abel said the plane, carrying 23 people, had crashed in the central town of Yirol as it was landing.
He said people confirmed dead are 19 and four people survived including two children and an Italian citizen.
Abel also confirmed that Simon Adut, Anglican Bishop of Yirol, was among the dead.
The pilot and co-pilot, a staff member with the International Committee of the Red Cross, a Ugandan who runs a private clinic in Yirol, a government official and two army officers were also confirmed dead.
"The whole town is in shock, the shops are closed, some people have taken their relatives for burial," Abel told AFP.
"When the plane was landing the weather was cloudy and this was not a good situation for plane landing", he regretted.
Abel described the plane as a 19-seater, but that the manifesto showed 20 passengers.
He said a child on the flight had not been recorded on the manifesto.