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Swansea mother-of-two among Libya plane crash victims

The wreckage of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771
Priscilla Collick was on board the Airbus A330 which crashed at Tripoli

A Swansea woman was among 103 people killed in a plane crash at Tripoli airport in Libya, it has emerged.

Priscilla Savathree Collick, 53, from Waunarlwydd, a South African national, was on board the Afriqiyah Airways jet which crashed on Wednesday.

The mother of two sons, Sean, 24, and Kieran, 14, she worked at an Asda store in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and was visiting her mother in South Africa.

Her former husband Keith said she had lived in Swansea for almost 30 years.

Neighbour Mari Murphy said Mrs Collick's death was a loss to the community.

"She was a lovely neighbour, always considerate to other people and very kind hearted," she said.

"She settled here and enjoyed being here but missed her family. She just grew as a person.

"We would just meet up now and then and have a coffee and a chat.

"I still can't get over it. I'm more concerned really now for the boys and how they are going to cope."

Flight recorder

The Foreign Office has confirmed that two British nationals also died when the Airbus 330 crashed as it arrived from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Only one person, a Dutch boy, survived the crash.

The Dutch foreign ministry said the boy had told embassy officials his name was Ruben, he was aged nine and came from the southern Dutch city of Tilburg. A Dutch couple have flown to Tripoli to verify his identity.

Aviation officials in Libya are investigating the cause.

The flight recorders have been recovered and handed over to analysts.

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

The boy who was the sole survivor is being treated in hospital.

Dutch officials said 70 of their nationals were killed in the crash.

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

The plane was carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew.

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