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Two Britons killed in Libya Afriqiyah Airways crash


Aftermath of the plane crash at Tripoli airport

Two British people were among those killed in a plane crash at Tripoli airport in Libya.

Mother-of-two Priscilla Collick, 52, from Waunarlwydd near Swansea, is thought to be among the dead. A British man also died, the Foreign Office said.

A Dutch boy is the sole survivor of the crash, which killed 103 people.

The flight recorders have been recovered and handed over to analysts for clues to what brought down the Afriqiyah Airways flight on Wednesday.

Ms Collick was a South African national who is understood to have lived in Swansea for almost 30 years.

She had been visiting her mother in South Africa.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was "greatly saddened" by the crash.

The plane crashed as it arrived from Johannesburg, South Africa.

59 Dutch
Seven South African
Two Libyan passengers + 11 Libyan crew members
Two Austrian
Two British
One German
One Zimbabwean
One French
17 others
Source: Afriqiyah Airways

Police and rescue workers wearing surgical masks and gloves have been combing the wreckage of the Airbus A330 near the runway.

The cause of the crash is not yet known. The Libyan Transport Minister Mohammed Ali Zidan has ruled out terrorism.

Meanwhile, the sole survivor is undergoing treatment in hospital.

The Dutch foreign ministry said 70 Dutch nationals were killed in the crash. Afriqiyah Airways said the Dutch death toll was 59.

And Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin confirmed that an Irish woman was among the dead.

Other passengers included nationals from Libya, South Africa, Germany and France.

The plane had been carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew.

Afriqiyah Airways is a low-cost Libyan airline founded nine years ago and operates a relatively new fleet of Airbus aircraft.

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