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Cairo Opera House suspends events for 3 days to mourn lost plane

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed while en route from Paris to Cairo in early hours of Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 20 May 2016
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Cairo Opera House announced a three-day mourning period for the victims of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean sea during a flight from Paris to Cairo on Thursday.

Activities will be suspended at the opera house's venues in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour from Friday through Sunday.

"All members of the Cairo Opera and Dr. Ines Abdel Dayem [Cairo Opera House's chairperson], mourn the victims of the crashed plane," read a statement on the opera house's official Facebook page.

All 66 people on board are believed to have died in the crash; they included 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals.

For more information regarding the opera house's schedule and ticket-related issues, audience members are requested to call 02-27390144.

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