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VLADIVOSTOK, July 5 (Itar-Tass) - Six victiims of the Mi-8 helicopter crash in Yakutia have been identified by relatives. Twenty-four people died in the crash; "visually it ispossible to identify the bodies of only six of them," a source in the administration of Deputatsky Township of Ust-Yansky District of the Republic of Sakha told Itar-Tass on Friday.
On Thursday, the bodies of all crash victims were airlifted by a helicopter of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies from the crash site to Deputatsky township. Prepations for a funeral are under way on Friday.
The Mi-8 helicopter had carried 28 people -- three crewmembers and 25 passengers, eleven of whom were children, on a flight along the "Deputatsky Township -- Kazachye (Cossack) Village". Only the crew and a 17-year-old youth survived the crash. They all sustained heavy injuries and now undergo medical treatment at a Yakutsk hospital.
In Deputatsky Township,complications arose during preparations for a funeral: relatives insist on identification of the yet unidentified remnants of the crash victims. The problem has not be settled so far, the towhsnip administration reports.
It is a Day of Mourning throughout Yakutia for the crash victims Friday. The state flags are lowerd to half-mast. It has been recommended that television and radio networks and cultural institutions in the region cancel entertainment events.
In Yakutsk-based Cathedral of Transfiguration, Bishop Roman of Yakutia and Lensk is to recite a divine liturgy and say a requiem mass for those killed in the air crash.