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King condoles Algerian, French leaders over plane crash

By Agencies - Jul 26,2014 - Last updated at Jul 26,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday sent a cable to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika offering his condolences over the death of a number of Algerians in the Air Algerie plane crash in the north of Mali, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The King sent a similar cable to French President Francois Hollande in which he extended his condolences over the death of a number of French citizens in that plane crash.

Also Saturday, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh expressed his condolences over the plane crash during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius, Petra reported.

The McDonnell Douglas 83, which had taken off from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and was bound for Algiers, was carrying 118 on board, according to Agence France-Presse.

No one survived the impact and France bore the brunt of the disaster with 54 nationals killed in Thursday’s crash, according to AFP.

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