Tributes to British teacher after Air Algerie plane crash

Tributes have poured in for a teacher after he was named locally as the British national killed in the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali.

ITV News understands David Morgan was among the 118 victims of the crash. Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of the British national.

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Two days of mourning for flight AH5017 victims

An Air Algerie plane like the one which crashed in Mali. Credit: Reuters

Burkina Faso's government has said the country will observe 48 hours of mourning for the victims of Air Algerie flight AH5017.

The plane crashed on Thursday with 116 on board. The wreckage has now been located in Mali but there are not thought to be any survivors.

More than half of the passengers were French with 51 nationals counted on the manifesto.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said: "If this catastrophe is confirmed, it would be a major tragedy that hits our entire nation, and many others."

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