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Wreckage of African airliner found; no survivors

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Wreckage of African airliner found; no survivors


The wreckage of a Kenya Airways plane, which disappeared over the weekend after taking off from Cameroun, has been found. Pieces of fuselage, and a number of bodies, were discovered in a Mangrove forest close to Douala airport. The new Boeing 737-800 had taken off from there en route to Nairobi on Saturday night. 114 people from 27 countries, including five Britons, were on board when it went down in torrential rain. There are not thought to be any survivors. The airline has opened crisis centres in both Douala and Nairobi airport. It said most of the passengers were due to transfer onto flights to Europe and the Middle East.

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