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Zuma’s condolences to Air Algerie families

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Friday sent condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the Air Algerie plane crash.

“We also extend our sympathies to the government and the peoples of all other countries whose nationals perished in the crash,” he said in a statement.

This photo provided by the French army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. (AP Photo/ECPAD). Credit: AP

The international relations and co-operation department said it had been informed that no South Africans were on board the plane.

According to Agence France-Presse the plane went missing early on Thursday with 116 people on board. It was later found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border.

There were no survivors.

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