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Tanzania investigates reports of air crash bodies

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    Tanzanian police said on Tuesday they were investigating reports that some bodies from a crashed Yemeni airliner had washed up on an island.

    "Yes, we have that information, of four bodies being recovered. But now I'd like to go and see for myself, and I am getting onto our police boat to go and investigate," Pwani region police commander Absalom Mwakyoma told Reuters.

    Pwani is the administrative region which covers Mafia Island, where the bodies have reportedly come ashore. The island is off the coast of Tanzania and northwest of the crash site.

    "It has not been confirmed if the bodies are from the Yemeni airline crash. That is why I am going to verify," Mwakyoma said.

    The Yemeni Airbus plunged into the sea off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros a week ago. Only one survivor out of 153 people on board has been found.

    There have been several reports of bodies being spotted in the sea of Comoros, but so far no passengers have been found.

    Mwakyoma said police officers were also investigating reports that debris looking like aircraft parts had been seen floating near the bodies.

    Rescue teams have detected a signal from the plane's flight recorders but say it could take a while to reach the wreck as it is in deep water.

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    Tanzania police on way to verify reported bodies from crashed Yemeni airliner

    Tanzanian police and rescue officials are on the way to verify the several bodies reported from a crashed Yemeni airliner which have come ashore on an island, Xinhua learned on Tuesday.

    "Pwani region police commander Absalom Mwakyoma and rescue officials are on their way to investigate the report. There are several bodies and aircraft chairs reported to have been found near Mafia Island," Police Commissioner Paul Tchagonza told Xinhuaby phone in Dar es Salaam.

    He said that they are waiting for the results to be coming from the eastern Tanzania island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania and northwest of the crash site of the Yemeni airliner in the accident on June 30.

    Only one child out of the 153 people on board has been confirmed to survive the crash after the Yemeni Airbus plunged into the sea off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros.

    No other passengers have been found yet, despite there have been several reports of bodies being spotted in the sea of Comoros. A signal from the plane's flight recorders have been detected but it could take some time to reach the wreck as it is in deep water, according to rescue teams.  


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    Eight bodies that have washed ashore in Tanzania may be from a plane that plunged into the Indian Ocean with 153 people onboard, Yemeni authorities said Tuesday. Only one 12-year-old girl survived the crash.

    The Yemeni committee overseeing the investigation of last week's Yemenia 626 crash said in a statement that search and rescue teams in Comoros received a report from Tanzanian authorities informing them that bodies of the victims of the crash and some wreckage were located off the shores of Tanzania, some 370 miles (595 kilometers) away from Comoros.

    The committee did not say how the bodies had been identified, give details about the debris or elaborate further. There have previously been several false reports about the recovery of bodies and of survivors.

    Officials say they hope locating the plane's black boxes will assist them to find the remains of the plane and passengers. The search has been narrowed down to an area 1,000 feet (300 meters) in diameter, said Ali Abou Abasse, a senior Comoran police officer coordinating the search and rescue site at the coastal town of Mistamiouli.

    Investigators have concluded that the black boxes from the plane are too deep to be reached by divers, a French official said.

    A French submarine picked up signals from the plane's two black boxes on Sunday but no one has yet located the boxes, which contain the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

    The French official, speaking from a crisis unit set up at the French embassy in Comoros after the crash, said two teams of investigators from the French navy and the French aviation agency BEA were trying to determine the exact zone where the black boxes can be found.

    The teams are using equipment that allows them to pick up signal beacons but cannot pinpoint the direction or distance of the sound, he said, declining to give his name.

    The black boxes are believed to be lying between 1,600 to 4,000 feet (500 to 1,200 meters) under the surface of the ocean, French military spokesman Christophe Prazuck said Monday.

    France is sending special robots able to operate on the sea floor to the Comoros, expected to arrive this Sunday.

    The BEA investigation agency and the French Defense Ministry did not respond to calls from The Associated Press for comment on the embassy report.

    Before the report from Tanzania, Comoran crisis center spokesman Col. Ismail Mogne-Daho said only a few parts of the plane and no bodies have been found in the weeklong search.

    The absence of bodies or debris contrasts strongly with the Air France crash off the coast of Brazil on June 1. Fifty-one bodies and large pieces of debris were recovered from that crash site in the Atlantic Ocean.


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    Associated Press Writers Ahmed al-Haj in Sana'a, Yemen, and Debbie Seward in Paris contributed to this report.
     
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    Air Yemen kuitangaza Mafia

    MAITI waliopweleza toka visiwa vya Komoro hadi ufukwe wa Mashariki ya kisiwa cha Mafia kilichoko chini ya kisiwa cha Unguja na juu ya kisiwa cha Madagascar huenda kikaanza kujulikana kutokana na harakati ya kuopoa na kisha baadaye kuwatambua maiti wanaookotwa.

    Inavyoelekea kisiwa hicho kiko katika njia ya pepo zitokazo Komoro kuja pwani ya bara Afrika

    Hadi sasa maiti zipatazo 8 zishaokotwa na bado ufuatiliaji wa nyingine zilizokwama unaendelea.

    Kisiwa cha Mafia kingelipata huduma muhimu kingeliweza kuwa sawa na Monte Carlos, Gibraltar, Hong kong au Macao lakini kutokana na serikali kuu ya Tanzania kung'ang'ania madaraka ya kusimamia kila kitu kisiwa hicho bado hakijaweza kufanya lolote la kujikwamua kiuchumi na bado kinategemea kwa kiasi kikubwa masoko na sadaka toka bara.
     
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