Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash: Newly married Moroccan couple on doomed plane

RABAT (AFP) - A newly married Moroccan couple headed for a new life in Germany were on the doomed Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps killing 150 people, a relative said Wednesday.

"Mohamed Ettahrioui, 24, and his bride, Asmaa Ouahoud El Allaoui, 23, were killed" in Tuesday's crash of the Airbus A320 bound from the Spanish city of Barcelona to Duesseldorf in Germany, Abdelhalim al-Boujoufi, a cousin of the groom, told AFP.

"They were married in Barcelona on Saturday with their families there," he said.

The Moroccan consul in Barcelona, Yassine Fares, told the country's Medias24 website the couple were about "to start their new married life" in the Duesseldorf area.

The bride had grown up in Spain while her groom lived the past four years in Germany, according to Moroccan media.

Nationals of around 15 countries were among the victims of the plane crash.