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90 feared dead as Ethiopian Airlines jet plunges into sea off Lebanon

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Investigators were tonight carrying out DNA tests on severely burned bodies recovered from the sea after an Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 90 people caught fire during a lightning storm and crashed into the Mediterranean minutes after taking off from Beirut.

As darkness fell no survivors had been found in the stormy waters off Lebanon, despite search and rescue efforts by the country’s military, UN naval peacekeepers and units from nearby Cyprus who were tonight joined by British and French helicopter teams.

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