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Images: Plane crash kills over 100 in Libya

Last updated on: May 12, 2010 18:20 IST

Image: Rescue workers scour through the rummage
A passenger flight has crashed in Libya, killing 104 people on board, reports say. A child has miraculously survived the crash. The reason for the crash is not yet known.

From a plane to tiny scrap

Image: All what is left now
Photographs: Reuters
The dead, included 93 passengers and 11 crew members.

It crashed while landing

Image: Rescue workers search for bodies
The Afriqiyah Airways' South Africa-Libya  flight was about to land at Tripoli airport when the crashed happened, the report added.

No terror angle, says Libya

Image: Shocking pictures from the accident site

Libya's Transport Minister Mohammed Ali Zidan ruled out terrorism as the cause of a plane crash at Tripoli airport on Wednesday that officials said killed more than 100 people.

"We have definitely ruled out the theory that the crash was the result of an act of terrorism," Zidan told a media conference.

Plane crash kills over 100

Image: Rescue workers scour through the debris
He said that while the nationalities of the victims of the flight from South Africa that was reportedly due to fly on for London's Gatwick airport had yet to be assessed, "I can say that there are Libyans, Africans and Europeans."