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EgyptAir plane disappears between Paris and Cairo

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 59 travelers and 10 crew disappeared from the radar over over eastern Mediterranean sea on Thursday.

“An official source at EgyptAir stated that Flight MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar,” the airline said on its official Twitter account.

Flight MS804 had departed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 23:09 (CEST) and was scheduled to land at Cairo International went it off the radar – 16 kms into Egyptian airspace.

As per reports, MS804 was cruising at an altitude of 37000ft (11,300m) when it lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time (00:45 GMT).

EgyptAir has issued a statement: “An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar. EGYPTAIR media centre will update as more information becomes available.”

The airline confirmed that search and rescue teams out in the sea to look for the plane.

The status of the flight remains unknown.

According to flightradar24.com, the plane was an Airbus A320 and its last known position was above the Mediterranean Sea.

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Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

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DARCHULA –Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun Rural Municipality-3 has died in Malaysia.

Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family source said. He had gone to Malaysia three years back for foreign employment.

Dhami’s uncle Dharam Singh Dhami said how and in what circumstances Tara died is yet to known.

Tara was the only bread-winner in the family and his death has left the family devastated. Dhami is survived by two sons of 8 and 4 years and a three-year-old daughter.

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