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A plane carrying the Somali president has been forced to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu after one of its engines reportedly caught fire.

A spokesman for President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said it was not clear why the engine stopped working.
Plane on Fire 2

The president was not hurt but firefighters scrambled to put out the flames, local reports say.

The plane’s tyres were damaged in the incident according to BBC

The president was flying to the South Sudan capital, Juba, when it was forced to turn round.