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Plane with A321 crash victims takes off from Cairo for St. Petersburg

November 02, 2015, 0:19 UTC+3

The identification procedure will be held in St. Petersburg

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MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. A Russian emergencies ministry’s plane with the bodies of A321 crash victims has taken off from Cairo for St. Petersburg, the ministry press service told TASS late on Sunday.

The identification procedure will be held in St. Petersburg.

An A321 passenger jet of Russia’s Kogalymavia air carrier (flight 9268) bound to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31 some 30 minutes after the takeoff from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. It felld down 100 kilometers south of the administrative center of North Sinai Governorate, the city of Al-Arish. The plane was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members. There were four Ukrainian and one Belarusian nationals among the passengers. None survived.

President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday, November 1, a day of mourning for the worst air disaster in Russian history. St. Petersburg will be mourning over the crash victims till November 3.

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