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148 feared dead as jet crashes in France

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germanwings An Airbus A320 of a German low-cost airline with 148 people on board crashed  in southern France while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, with French President Francois Hollande saying no survivors are expected.

There are “likely many German victims”, Hollande said in a tweet from the presidential place.

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed around 11 a.m. in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the southern France Alps, Xinhua reported citing BFMTV.

The ill-fated passenger jet was carrying 142 passengers and six crew members when the tragedy occurred.

According to The Local news portal, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazenueve said debris of the aircraft has been found.

Germanwings is the low-cost subsidiary of Germany’s Lufthansa Airlines, Europe’s largest carrier.

 

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