KINSHASA - A plane crash occurred in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, killing a presidential adviser and injuring the Central African country's finance minister, according to the government.
Finance Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon was seriously injured in the accident, which was located near Bukavu, the provincial capital of South Kivu.
The government did not release the total casualties, although its statement indicated they might involve several central and local government officials.
A provincial official, who declined to be named, told Xinhua that the plane owned by former lawmaker Katumba Mwake crashed at the airport of Kavumu. Mwake and South Kivu Governor Marcelin Cishambo were also among passengers on board.
The accident was another one since January 30, when an Antonov 28 plane with five persons on board crashed in the forest in the eastern province of Maniema.
Three people died and two others survived in the incident.
DR Congo is known for poorly maintained airports and lacking proper technical control mechanisms and a system to verify professional licences.
Congolese airlines are blacklisted by the European Union for safety and management.