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IT WAS still not clear last night how many South Africans were killed in the crash of the Libyan Afriqiyah plane that went down in Tripoli yesterday.
The brother of a Democratic Alliance MP, a current and a former employee of SA's Global Aviation and his wife were among the 104 passengers who died.
Of these, 82 were connecting from Tripoli. The rest had reached their destination.
An eight-year-old Dutch boy was the only survivor of the crash and is in a Tripoli hospital.
The Afriqiyah flight had left OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday evening headed for Libya, where it crashed while attempting to land.
Airports Company South Africa spokesperson Unathi Batyashe-Fillis said Acsa was waiting for additional information from the Libyan airline.
The Department of International Relations said it had set up a call centre for relatives who wanted to enquire about their next-of-kin.
"We are still waiting for the airline and the embassy in Tripoli to send us the list of the deceased. We will be able to inform relatives as soon as we get that information," said spokesperson Nomfanelo Kota.
Relatives can contact the consular section of the department on 012-351-1000.
President Jacob Zuma and Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele were among the first to send condolences to the families of those killed in the crash.
"Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones in this tragedy," Zuma said.
Police formed a ring of steel at the the Inter-Continental Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport where relatives were being briefed and counselled.
No one was allowed into the hotel. Journalists camped outside waiting for new information.