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13 bodies, plane seat wash ashore

July 09, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Thirteen bodies, a plane seat and a piece of metal stamped "Airbus" washed ashore in Tanzania, and French investigators were trying to determine whether they were linked to the Yemenia Airways plane crash hundreds of miles away.

Manzie Mangochie, district commissioner for Mafia Island, said the bodies included those of three women.

Yemenia Airways Flight 626 crashed June 30 while trying to land in the Comoros Islands with 153 people aboard.

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