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Egypt ready to assist in transporting bodies of plane crash victims to Russia

November 01, 2015, 3:38 UTC+3 CAIRO
Meanwhile, representatives of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise said the examination of the bodies would be conducted in St.Petersbur
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CAIRO, November 1. /TASS/. Egypt is ready to provide assistance in sending the bodies of those killed in the Sinai plane crash to Russia, Minister of Tourism Himam Zazou said.

"Now we will conduct DNA tests on the bodies of the passengers. If you are ready to transport them to their home country, we are prepared to assist," he said at a meeting with representatives of the Russian agencies who have arrived in Egypt. Taking part in the meeting were the Russian Emergencies Minister and the Minister of Transport.

Meanwhile, representatives of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise said the examination of the bodies would be conducted in St.Petersburg.

For his part, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said the ministry kept in readiness the Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft for transporting the bodies to St.Petersburg. "It’s a very important task laid upon the Emergencies Ministry - to pay homage to the victims," he said.

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