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Survivors of Yak-42 crash brought to Moscow

September 08, 2011, 16:30 UTC+3
During the flight, the victims were provided all necessary assistance by seven doctors. Galimov is accompanied by his family and friends.
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MOSCOW, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered to Moscow two critically injured survivors of the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl - the hockey player Alexander Galimov and steward Alexander Sizov, the ministry’s information department told Itar-Tass.

"The IL-76 landed at the Ramenskoye airfield outside Moscow at 15:08. From there, the victims were taken to hospital," the ministry’s spokesman said.

During the flight, the victims were provided all necessary assistance by seven doctors. Galimov is accompanied by his family and friends.

"The transportation of the injured was without complications," said a representative of the national center for disaster medicine Protection.

Galimov’s condition is extremely grave. He suffered burns covering 90 percent of the body. Sizov is in serious condition.

The hockey player was taken to the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery, and the flight attendant, to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute.

The Yak-42 crashed on Wednesday at 16:05 Moscow time, near Yaroslavl. On board there was the ice hockey team Lokomotiv. It was on the way to the capital of Belarus for a scheduled game with Dinamo, of Minsk. Of the 45 people on board only two were found alive.

 

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