Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi listens to the US Secretary of State during a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo on May 18, 2016
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi listens to the US Secretary of State during a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo on May 18, 2016 © Amr Nabil - POOL/AFP/File
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi listens to the US Secretary of State during a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo on May 18, 2016
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Last updated: May 20, 2016

Egypt president demands intensified search for crashed plane

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi demanded authorities "intensify the search" for wreckage of an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, his office said.

"The president has issued instructions to all concerned state bodies, including the ministry of civil aviation... naval and air forces to intensify the search for the Egyptian plane and to take all necessary measures to find the plane debris," said the statement.

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