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Families of EgyptAir Plane Victims to be Compensated $25,000

Families of EgyptAir Plane Victims to be Compensated $25,000

People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera house in Cairo, Egypt May 26, 2016. REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY
People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera house in Cairo, Egypt May 26, 2016. REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY

The chairman of EgyptAir, Safwat Mosallam, said on Monday that the company has agreed to allocate a compensation of USD 25,000 to the families of the victims of the plane that fell into the Mediterranean last month.

Mosallam said in a press statement that the Council of Ministers will be issuing death certificates for the victims of the drowned plane over the next 48 hours.

He also said that EgyptAir has agreed on the amount as an initial tranche with insurance companies until further procedures can be taken.

“The amount, USD 25,000, is a temporary compensation based on international measures of insurance. It will be issued to everyone, including the [families of] the deceased staff,” Mosallam said.

The EgyptAir flight which was carrying 66 people on board including 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals crashed on May 19 en route from Paris to Cairo.

The flight lost contact with radar as it was crossing the Mediterranean about 280 km from the Egyptian seacoast at 2:30 am Cairo local time, about 45 minutes before its scheduled arrival at Cairo airport.

The investigative committee currently looking into the case of the drowned plane announced on Monday that they are due to finish repairing the two retrieved  black boxes within hours.

This content is from: Aswat Masriya 

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