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More than 100 victims of Egypt air crash identified — deputy PM

November 09, 2015, 11:52 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The process is still underway and is intensive, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets says
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MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Relatives of the victims of Kogalymavia Flight 9268 crash over Sinai on October 31 have identified more than 100 bodies, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets told journalists on Monday.

"We will have information today about the number because the process is still underway and is intensive. The leading forces have been called, they are currently in St. Petersburg, among them are forensic specialists. As far as I understand, more than 100 bodies have been identified," Golodets said.

Russian Kogalymavia’s A321 plane en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31 around 30 minutes after takeoff in North Sinai, 100 kilometers to the south of Al-Arish. Flight 9268 carried 217 passengers and seven crewmembers. Egyptian authorities said no one survived in the crash. Most passengers were Russian nationals.

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