Pakistan offers condolence over Egypt Air tragedy
ISLAMABAD—The Government of Pakistan on Friday expressed grief on the death of 66 passengers in Egypt Air tragedy.
“The people and Government of Pakistan are shocked and grieved on the death of 66 passengers and Crew Members of Egypt Air flight MS804 in the early hours of 19 May, 2016 over the Mediterranean,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.
“We offer our sincere condolences and share the sorrow of the families of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic incident,” he said.
The spokesperson further said that in this hour of grief, the people of Pakistan stand with the brotherly people of Egypt and all those countries whose citizens lost their lives in the tragedy.
Earlier, wreckage including seats and luggage from Egypt Air Flight 804 were spotted in the eastern Mediterranean as investigators tried to unravel why the plane turned sharply and plunged into the sea.
While Egypt’s aviation minister has pointed to terrorism as more likely than technical failure, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said there was “absolutely no indication” of why the plane went down.
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