Algeria ‘loses contact with plane’ from Burkina Faso

Algeria’s national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, the BBC reports.

Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline is quoted by Algeria’s state news agency as saying.

The passenger airline was bound for Algiers, it added.

It is unclear how many passengers were aboard flight AH 5017, Reuters news agency reports.

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