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Russia: Flight 7K9268 victim Alexei Alexeev laid to rest in St. Petersburg02:18

Russia: Flight 7K9268 victim Alexei Alexeev laid to rest in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
November 5, 2015 at 00:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

The funeral for Alexei Alexeev, one of the 224 victims who died on flight 7K9268, took place on Thursday in St. Petersburg.

The 31-year-old was buried at the Bogoslovskoe cemetery, with dozens of friends and relatives attending the ceremony. Alexeev was reportedly holidaying in Sharm el-Sheikh due to his company giving him a work bonus.

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

Video courtesy Fifth Channel (Russia)

Russia: Flight 7K9268 victim Alexei Alexeev laid to rest in St. Petersburg02:18
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The funeral for Alexei Alexeev, one of the 224 victims who died on flight 7K9268, took place on Thursday in St. Petersburg.

The 31-year-old was buried at the Bogoslovskoe cemetery, with dozens of friends and relatives attending the ceremony. Alexeev was reportedly holidaying in Sharm el-Sheikh due to his company giving him a work bonus.

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

Video courtesy Fifth Channel (Russia)

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