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    French President Francois said on Saturday that bodies of all 118 victims of Air Algerie plane crash in Mali will be brought to France, Agence France Press reported.

    MOSCOW, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – French President Francois said on Saturday that bodies of all 118 victims of Air Algerie plane crash in Mali will be brought to France, Agence France Press reported.

    «When it will be possible, all bodies will be brought back to France, all the bodies of all the passengers on the flight," President Hollande told journalists after meeting with families of the victims.

    The French leader also confirmed that a three-day mourning will be declared across the country starting Monday. Earlier Algerian authorities declared a 72-hour mourning period.

    Air Algerie’s McDonnell Douglas 83 on route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algeria crashed in Mali on Thursday. According to various reports, from 115 to 118 people from 15 countries, including 54 French nationals were on board the plane. All passengers and crew members died in the crash.

    The key theories of what might have caused the accident are a terrorist act and poor weather conditions, as it is known that the plane deviated from its original course due to the impending storm.

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