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Venezuelan leader expresses condolences to Russian people over Egypt plane crash

November 01, 2015, 2:08 UTC+3 MEXICO CITY
On Saturday morning, Kogalymavia airline’s Flight 9268 carrying Russian tourists home on board an Airbus A321 jet crashed 30 minutes after taking off
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MEXICO CITY, November 1. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered his condolences to the government and people of Russia in connection with the air crash in Egypt, says a statement released on Saturday by Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry.

"President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Venezuelan government and people, expresses sincere condolences to the Russian government and the Russian people, especially the relatives and friends of those who died in the air crash on Saturday, October 31, in Egypt," the statement says.

On Saturday morning, Kogalymavia airline’s Flight 9268 carrying Russian tourists home on board an Airbus A321 jet crashed 30 minutes after taking off. The plane wreckage was spotted in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, some 100 kilometers 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.

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