South African Government Conveys Condolences Following Reports of Plane Crash off the Comores Island.
Pretoria – South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed condolences to the French and the Comoran families following the Airbus 310 flight 626 crash, off the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, with 153 people on board.
In this regard the Department of International Relations and Cooperation is in constant contact with the French and Comoran authorities to establish whether there may have been South African nationals on board.
South African families who may have had relatives on board the ill - fated plane are advised to contact the Department for possible consular assistance.
Issued by Nomfanelo Kota on 082 459 3787
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152
30 June 2009.