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Bodies of Yemeni Plane Victims Apparently Located off Tanzania

Several bodies apparently from a Yemeni airliner that crashed near Comoros last week have been found off the coast of Tanzania.

A Yemeni committee overseeing the crash investigation said Tuesday eight bodies were found in Tanzanian waters. Tanzanian authorities say they found the bodies and some wreckage near Mafia Island. It was not clear if the bodies have been identified as being from the plane.

A Yemenia Airbus A-310 with 153 passengers and crew crashed into the Indian Ocean on June 30 on a flight from France to Comoros via Yemen and Djibouti. A 12-year-old girl survived, but the other people on board are missing and feared dead.

A French submarine detected a signal from the plane's flight recorders on Sunday. But, French officials said it may take some time to reach the recorders because they are deep under water.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.