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Bodies, wreckage from crash found on Tanzania isle: official

world Updated: Jul 08, 2009 17:07 IST

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Thirteen bodies and debris suspected to be from Yemenia jet that crashed off the Comoros last week have been found on a Tanzanian island, authorities said on Wednesday.

"The bodies were found on the shores of Mafia isle and an investigation has started," said Nguba, the prime minister's spokesman.

"We have reports from the Mafia district commissioner that 13 bodies were found last night and some pieces of a plane which had markings indicating that they could be from the Yemania jet," Nguba told AFP.

"Some of the bodies have already decomposed. Investigation is going on," Nguba said.

A Yemenia Airbus A310 carrying 153 people plunged into the sea on June 30 as it came in to land at Moroni airport. A 12-year-old girl is the only survivor of the disaster.

The Comoros isles are southeast of Tanzania.