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Medics successfully operate on nine plane crash victims

April 02, 2012, 15:15 UTC+3

According to medics, seven of them are out of danger

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TYUMEN, April 2 (Itar-Tass) — Medics have operated on nine out of 12 survivors in an ATR-72 passenger plane crash outside Tyumen on Monday. According to medics, seven of them are out of danger.

Two more passengers of the ill-fated plane are being operated on, first deputy to Tyumen region’s governor, Natalya Shevchek, has reported.

At the same time, Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development Maxim Topilin has reported that three injured passengers are in a critical condition and nine are in a grave condition. All of them have different injuries, brain contusions, fractures and burns, he said.

Surgeons continue operating on them.

Meanwhile, the press service of the Russian Biathlon Union has reported that there were no biathletes on board the plane that crashed shortly after it took off from the airport of Tyumen.

“The information is being specified, but according to our data there should have been no biathletes or coaches on board the crashed plane,” the press service said.



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