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Premier expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash

Updated: May 21,2016 9:40 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang on May 21 sent messages respectively to Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, extending condolences over the crash of EgyptAir’s Flight MS804.

In the messages, Premier Li expressed deep condolences to the victims of the disaster and showed sincere sympathy to the two prime ministers and the families of the victims.

EgyptAir’s Flight MS804, en route from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar screens at 2:45 am on May 19 local time in Cairo (0045 GMT) with 66 people aboard, including 30 Egyptians and 15 French.

The Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement on May 20 it had found parts of debris from the missing plane in the sea 290 km north of the coastal city of Alexandria.