The Egyptian military says it has discovered parts of debris from missing EgyptAir flight MS804, 290 kilometers north of the Mediterranean seaside city of Alexandria.
The navy has also discovered a part of the passengers’ belongings and is sweeping the area looking for the plane’s black box, the military said in a statement.
Search teams have been scouring the Mediterranean Sea for the remains of the plane, which disappeared with 66 people on board yesterday.
The office of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a statement offering the President’s condolences to the families of those on board.
“The presidency with utmost sadness and regret mourns the victims on aboard the EgyptAir flight who were killed after the plane crashed in the Mediterranean on its way back to Cairo from Paris,” the statement read.
The discovery comes after debris found floating off a Greek island turned out to be unrelated to the crashed plane.
In a Facebook post, EgyptAir also confirmed debris had been found and offered its condolences to friends and families of those onboard.
“EgyptAir sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MS804,” the Facebook statement said.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected and have engaged international emergency support group Kenyon to assist with care for those touched by this tragedy.”
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.