France declares three-day national mourning over Air Algerie crash

Baku, July 27 (AZERTAC). France on Saturday declared a three-day period of national mourning over the Air Algerie crash that killed all 118 people on board including 54 French nationals.

Flags will fly at half-mast on every public building across the country from Monday for three days, the presidency said.

Algeria has also declared a 72-hour mourning period.

Air Algerie’s McDonnell Douglas 83 on route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algeria crashed in Mali on Thursday. 116 people from 15 countries, including 54 French nationals, were on board the plane. All passengers and crew members supposedly died in the crash.

The key theories of what might have caused the accident are a terrorist act and poor weather conditions. As far as we know, the plane deviated from its original course due to the impending storm.

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