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Nigerian killed in Algeria plane crash

25 July 2014, 16:11

Abuja - A Nigerian was among 116 people who died in Thursday’s air crash involving an Algerian airplane.

Wreckage of Flight AH 5017 were found by French soldiers near Malian border with Burkina Faso, where it is believed the plane came down due to bad weather.

The plane was travelling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

All of the 110 passengers and six crew members perished in the crash, French President Francois Hollande said.

Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered.

The passengers on the Air Algerie flight included 51 French citizens.

Burkina Faso authorities said the passenger list comprised 27 people from Burkina Faso, 51 French, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, two from Luxembourg, five Canadians, four Germans, one Cameroonian, one Belgian, one Egyptian, one Ukrainian, one Swiss, one Nigerian and one Malian.

The six crew members are Spanish.

The identity of the Nigerian is not yet clear.


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