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Russia: Egypt plane crash recovery operations to be "increased" - Emergencies Ministry official01:44

Russia: Egypt plane crash recovery operations to be "increased" - Emergencies Ministry official

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
November 5, 2015 at 11:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Recovery operations continue in Egypt after 53 victims of Saturday's Airbus A321 crash in Sinai were identified, Head of the Committee for Law, Order and Security of St. Petersburg Leonid Bogdanov confirmed during a press briefing in St. Petersburg, Thursday. "Today we can speak about the end of the collecting samples for DNA testing," Bogdanov added.

Alexei Anikin, Head of the Emergencies Ministry in St. Petersburg, also confirmed that operations will be increased to 40 square kilometres around the crash site. "Currently the area stands at 33 square kilometres," he noted.

Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula around 23 minutes after take-off on Saturday, killing everyone on board. The passenger plane was heading to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh when it broke up in the air. The wreckage of the aircraft was scattered over a vast area of the Sinai Peninsula. There were a total of 224 people on board the Russian commercial plane - 217 passengers, including 25 children and seven crew members. Reports indicate that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian.

Russia: Egypt plane crash recovery operations to be "increased" - Emergencies Ministry official01:44
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Recovery operations continue in Egypt after 53 victims of Saturday's Airbus A321 crash in Sinai were identified, Head of the Committee for Law, Order and Security of St. Petersburg Leonid Bogdanov confirmed during a press briefing in St. Petersburg, Thursday. "Today we can speak about the end of the collecting samples for DNA testing," Bogdanov added.

Alexei Anikin, Head of the Emergencies Ministry in St. Petersburg, also confirmed that operations will be increased to 40 square kilometres around the crash site. "Currently the area stands at 33 square kilometres," he noted.

Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula around 23 minutes after take-off on Saturday, killing everyone on board. The passenger plane was heading to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh when it broke up in the air. The wreckage of the aircraft was scattered over a vast area of the Sinai Peninsula. There were a total of 224 people on board the Russian commercial plane - 217 passengers, including 25 children and seven crew members. Reports indicate that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian.

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