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At least one Dane among Alps crash victims

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At least one Dane among Alps crash victims
A helicopter participates in rescue efforts on Tuesday in the southeastern French town of Seyne after a Germanwings A320 crashed, killing all 150 people on board. The jet had taken off from Barcelona
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At least one Danish citizen was among the 150 passengers on board an airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.
The Danish Foreign Ministry's citizen services department (Borgerservice) said late on Tuesday that at least one Dane was among the 150 feared casualties of a Germanwings plane crash near the town of Dignes in the southern French Alps. 
 
 
The Foreign Ministry confirmed the Dane’s presence on the plane to TV2 News and said that it could not be ruled out that more Danish citizens may have been on board. 
 
The Germanwings plane was heading from Barcelona in Spain to Düsseldorf in Germany when it crashed around 11am on Tuesday. All 144 passengers, including 16 German school pupils and two babies, and six crew members were believed to have died.
 
 
Among the known passengers were 45 Spaniards and 67 Germans. 
 
The Foreign Ministry said that it was in close contact with German and Spanish officials and that the relatives of the Danish passenger had been notified. 
 
 
For much more on Tuesday's plane crash in the French Alps, visit The Local France, The Local Germany and The Local Spain.
 
Family members of an aircrash victim clasp one another at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Tuesday. AFP PHOTO / QUIQUE GARCIA
Family members of an aircrash victim clasp one another at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Tuesday. AFP PHOTO / QUIQUE GARCIA
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