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At least four French nationals on crashed Malaysia plane: FM

  • A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows bodies amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET

ABIDJAN , Ivory Coast: At least four French nationals were on board a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

"A probe must be immediately launched into this major tragedy," he added, speaking during an official visit to Ivory Coast.

President Francois Hollande for his part said in a statement that he was "extremely saddened" by the disaster and expressed solidarity with families of the victims.

 
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