Canadian family among victims of Algerian jet crash

Canadian family among victims of Algerian jet crash

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:19 am

 A Canadian family of four were among the victims of Thursday’s Air Algerie plane crash in Mali near the Burkina Faso border that killed 116 people, local media in Montreal said.

The mother, father and two children lived in a suburb of Montreal and were returning home with a friend — a resident of nearby Sherbrooke, Quebec — from another couple’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations in Burkina Faso, said French-language broadcaster LCN.

An Air Algerie official in Montreal was not able to confirm the reports.

Flight AH5017, which originated in Ouagadougou and was bound for Algiers went missing amid reports of heavy storms, company sources and officials said. The wreckage of the plane has been found near the border of Burkina Faso. But no words yet about the 116 passengers and crew.

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