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First victims of Sinai crash identified — source

November 02, 2015, 19:09 UTC+3 ST. PETERSBURG
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ST. PETERSBURG, November 2./TASS/. Relatives have identified some victims of the Saturday Airbus A321 crash in Sinai, a source familiar with the situation told Tass on Monday.

Last night, a plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situation flew to St. Petersburg from Egypt 140 bodies. Another plane is expected to take off from Egypt later on Monday.

The source said the identified bodies would not be handed over to relatives on Monday, as "this is impossible technologically and physically". He said some other procedures were necessary after identification.

Kogalymavia Flight 9268 came down about half-an-hour after leaving the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for the Russian city of St. Petersburg. The disaster site is 100 kilometres south of the administrative centre of North Sinai Governorate, the city of Al-Arish. All 224 aboard the plane perished.

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