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EgyptAir Flight 804: forensic expert suggests explosion


Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion.

An Egyptian forensic team was examining the remains of the victims for any traces of explosives, according to a team member and a second official, both speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

"There isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head," said the forensic official, who examined the remains. He said at least one part of an arm has signs of burns — an indication it might have "belonged to a passenger sitting next to the explosion."

"The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," he said.

But Hisham Abdel-Hamid, head of the Egyptian government's forensic agency, dismissed the suggesting: "Whatever has been published is baseless and mere assumptions.", telling the state-run MENA news agency.


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