Two Colombians among France plane crash victims

24th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

Two Colombians were among the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday.

Maria del Pilar Tejada and Luis Eduardo Medrano died in the crash near the southeastern French ski resort of Barcelonnette, the Colombian foreign ministry said, after French officials indicated there were no survivors from the Airbus 320 jet wreckage.

"The news was confirmed directly to the family of the victims," a ministry statement said, without providing further biographical details of the deceased.

It expressed its "most sincere condolences" to the victims' relatives, France, Germany, Spain and other countries affected by the disaster.

The plane operated by Germanwings, the budget carrier of Germany's Lufthansa, had been due to travel to Dusseldorf from Barcelona with its 144 passengers and six crew.

© 2015 AFP

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