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15 Indians in Kenya Airways crash

May 05, 2007 23:08 IST

Fifteen Indians were aboard a Kenyan Airways airliner that crashed on Saturday after taking off from Cameroon's Douala airport on a flight to Nairobi.

Kenya Airways said a total of 114 people were on board the Boeing 737-800 travelling from Abidjan to Nairobi, viaDouala, including 105 passengers and nine crew.

The plane was carrying 79 Africans, 21 Asians, seven Europeans, one US citizen and six others.

15 of them were Indians.

India said it is in touch with its High Commission in Nairobi following the crash.

"We are in touch with our High Commission in Kenya and details are awaited," a Ministry of External Affairs official said.

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