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Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane early on Thursday after pilots reported severe storms.

Almost half of the 116 people on board were French, including a family of 10.

BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports from Bamako.

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • From the section Africa
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