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French plane carrying 77 survivors lands in Paris

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Video by Yuka ROYER

Latest update : 2008-11-29

The Airbus A-310, equipped with full medical facilities, was transporting 29 French nationals, 19 Italians, 17 Spaniards and five Germans, among others. It landed at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Saturday afternoon.

 
AFP  -  A plane chartered by France arrived in Paris from India on Saturday carrying 77 people who escaped the attacks in Mumbai, which left 195 people dead and nearly 300 wounded, airport officials said.
   
Among the passengers was a French woman with a broken arm, who was taken to hospital, while an Italian man suffered from a bout of phlebitis and was treated at the airport, officials said.
   
Four other passengers were in a state of shock, they added.
   
The nationalities of the passengers on the medically equipped Airbus A-310 were: 29 French nationals, 19 Italians, 17 Spaniards, five Germans, and one national each from Poland, Kazakhstan, Greece, Switzerland, Algeria, Congo and the Netherlands.
   
Four of them were members of the European parliament.
   
The attacks by Islamic militants on two Mumbai hotels and a popular cafe, as well as a Jewish centre ended Saturday after two days.
   
India's security chief said commandos had rescued a total of 610 people from the locations under attack.
   
The death toll stood at 195, including 26 foreigners.

Date created : 2008-11-29

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