At least seven people have been reported killed in a plane crash in Gadaref State in eastern Sudan.
The state news agency reported that among the victims of the Sunday air mishap was the governor of Gadaref, near the border with Ethiopia.
Also said to have been aboard the ill-fated plane were the Gadaref State Agriculture minister and senior security officials.
The report did not mention the possible cause of the accident.
Besides Ethiopia, Gadaref shares borders with Khartoum and Kassala states.