Body found on plane tyres

The remains of a body have been found on the rear tyres of a plane that flew from Beirut to the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Lebanon’s state news agency said today.

The National News Agency report said the jet from the Nasair company landed in Riyadh just after midnight with 130 people on board.

The remains were discovered shortly afterwards during maintenance work on the plane.

The report said today that investigations were under way and a number of passengers reported seeing a man with a backpack running towards the plane before it took off.

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