Man sucked through hole after plane explosion

A man has reportedly died after being sucked through a gaping hole on a plane on its way to Djibouti near Africa.

Man sucked through hole after plane explosion

An elderly man was reportedly sucked out of a Daallo Airline passenger plane following a midair blast in Somalia.

The incident reportedly took place at 14,000ft in the air after the explosion left a gaping hole in the cabin on the Djibouti-bound flight, just five minutes after take-off.

U.S government investigators suspect the explosion to be a bomb, but are awaiting further inspection.

Survivor Hassan Mohamed Nur told MailOnline: "I saw the passenger, a man in his early 60s, get sucked out of the plane. There was a huge bang. A big hole appeared in the side of the jet and the man disappeared through it."

Authorities have since sighted a burnt body 18 miles north of the Mogadishu airport.

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