EgyptAir human remains suggest on board blast

2016-05-24 12:30
Some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. (Egyptian military spokesperson's facebook page, HO AFP)

Some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. (Egyptian military spokesperson's facebook page, HO AFP)

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Cairo - A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.

The official is part of the Egyptian investigative team and has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn't authorised to release the information.

He says all 80 pieces brought to Cairo so far are small and that "there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head." The official adds that "the logical explanation is that it was an explosion."

All 66 people on board were killed when the Airbus 320 crashed in the Mediterranean early on Thursday while en route from Paris to Cairo.

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