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Relatives of passengers in crashed EgyptAir flock Cairo airport

Relatives of passengers in crashed EgyptAir flock Cairo airport

Egypt

Families of passengers aboard the crashed EgyptAir plane have been flocking to the Cairo International Airport in tears following news of the disappearance of the passenger plane.

Reports of the disappearance which recent reports are saying crashed has left many relatives of passengers in pain and seeking answers.

The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members when it went off radar.

But at this stage, we must first put forward our solidarity with the families, and continue to search for the cause of this catastrophe.

Among the passengers were 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals and citizens from other countries including Sudan, Chad and Algeria.

The plane had sent an emergency signal before disappearing from radar screens two hours later.

Meanwhile, French president Francois Hollande says no hypothesis can be ruled out about the fate of the EgyptAir plane.

“The information we have been able to gather – the Prime Minister and other members of the government and, of course, the Egyptian authorities – confirms to us that the plane came down and is lost,” French president François Hollande said.

The French government has promised to send boats to facilitate the search and rescue operations ongoing in the Mediterranean sea.

“And as soon as we find out the truth, we should be able to come to a conclusion. …Be it an accident or another theory which each of us may be thinking, that could be a terrorist theory. But at this stage, we must first put forward our solidarity with the families, and continue to search for the cause of this catastrophe,” Hollande added.

Greece has also deployed military aircraft and a frigate to help search for the plane.

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