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Fourth plane with remains of A321 crash victims leaves Cairo for St. Petersburg

November 08, 2015, 8:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Fifty-eight bodies of the Egypt plane crash have already been identified in St. Petersburg
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MOSCOW, November 8 /TASS/. A fourth Emergencies Ministry plane with the remains of the A321 crash victims has left Cairo for St. Petersburg, the Russian Emergencies Ministry press service told TASS.

"An Emergencies Ministry plane has left Cairo airport for St. Petersburg. It is carrying the passengers’ body fragments and personal belongings found at the crash site," the ministry’s source said.

Fifty-eight bodies of the Egypt plane crash have already been identified in St. Petersburg.

The A321 plane belonging to Russia’s air company Kogalymavia was en route from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt to St. Petersburg in Russia (flight KGL 9268) when it crashed over the Sinai Peninsula early on October 31. The plane fell near El Hasna populated locality 100 km to the south of Al-Arish, the administrative center of the North Sinai Governorate (province). All the 224 people onboard, including 217 passengers and the 7-member crew, died. The passengers, most of whom were Russians, also included four Ukrainians and one citizen of Belarus.

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