Libya says 96 die in plane crash; Dutch boy survives

Libya's transport minister confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that at least 96 people died in the crash of a Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane with 104 people on board. He also confirmed that a Dutch boy had survived.
Mohammed Ali Zaidan said 96 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, where state television showed dozens of rescue workers and police still sifting through a large field of smoldering debris.
Libya's official JANA news agency quoted the minister as saying a Dutch boy survived the crash on landing at Tripoli's airport.
In Amsterdam, meanwhile, the Dutch prime minister said dozens of Dutch nationals were on board plane that crashed in Libya.
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