Egypt says seven people remain on hijacked plane

March 29, 2016 12:54

CAIRO - Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister said seven people including three passengers remained on board an EgyptAir plane that was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on Tuesday.

The hijacker had not made any concrete demands so far, said Sherif Fathy, who declined to give the nationalities of the passengers still on the plane.

He declined to identify the hijacker. Egyptian state TV had earlier named a passenger as the hijacker but his colleague later told Reuters he was one of the victims.

Egypt is sending a plane to Cyprus to pick up stranded passengers, some of whom had been traveling from Alexandria to Cairo for connecting flights abroad

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