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ST. PETERSBURG, October 31. /TASS/. St. Petersburg’s Deputy Governor Igor Albin has said that 25 children died in the passenger plane crash in Egypt, he told reporters on Saturday.
"As many as 25 children died," Albin said.
Earlier in the day, Aleksandr Rzhanenkov, an official in charge of city government’s social policy said that 27 children were aboard the A321 plane.
On Saturday morning, Kogalymavia airline’s Flight 9268 carrying Russian tourists home on board an Airbus A321 aircraft crashed 30 minutes after taking off. The plane wreckage was spotted in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, some 100 kilometres south of the city of El-Arish.
There were 217 passengers and seven crew members on board, most of them were Russian nationals. Besides, four Ukrainians and one Belarusian were reported to have been on the plane. According to Egypt’s officials, no-one survived.
November 1 is declared a day of mourning in Russia.