Search to end for Egypt plane crash victims

2015-11-05 16:28
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Moscow - Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov says Russian rescue teams are wrapping up their search for any more remains of victims of last Saturday's plane crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Puchkov said after a televised conference call with Russian experts in Egypt on Thursday that the 40km2 -area should be combed by 22:00 Moscow time.

Russia's Airbus 321-200 was en route from Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it crashed 23 minutes after the take-off. Most of the victims were Russian vacationers flying home.

So far, 140 bodies have been retrieved from the crash site.

Read more on:    russia  |  egypt  |  north africa  |  air crashes  |  aviation

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