A forensics official has said human remains retrieved from the area where EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed point to an explosion on board.
The anonymous official is part of Egypt's investigative team and has examined victim's remains at a morgue in Cairo.
He told the Associated Press that all 80 body parts received so far are small and that “there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head", adding: “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down...but I cannot say what caused the blast."
Egypt's al-Watan newspaper quoted another unnamed forensics official saying the plane blew up in mid-air, leaving remains “no larger than the size of a hand”, but that it has yet to be determined whether an explosive device was to blame.
The head of Egypt's forensics authority denied there was evidence of an explosion later on Tuesday.