48 Japanese and family members evacuated from Sudan heading to Japan

A chartered plane carrying 48 Japanese and their family members, who evacuated from conflict-torn Sudan to Djibouti, is on its way to Japan.

The plane carrying the evacuees left Djibouti's international airport for Japan on Friday. It is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Saturday morning.

As the situation worsens in Sudan, 57 Japanese nationals and eight family members have evacuated from the African country to nearby nations such as Djibouti and Ethiopia.

They left Sudan on a Japanese Self-Defense Forces transport plane or with the support of France and others.