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Beirut: Lebanon's state news agency said the remains of a body have been found on the rear tyres of an airplane that flew from Beirut to the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

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

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

The report said Saturday that investigations were underway and a number of passengers reported seeing a man with a backpack running toward the plane before it took off.

Further details and airport officials were not immediately available.