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Russia mourns crash victims

Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 00:52

Russia mourns the victims of the Metrojet air crash in which 224 people died. Paul Chapman reports.

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Wreckage lies strewn around the spot in Sinai where the Russian Metrojet Airbus A321 crashed. The plane went down on Saturday with 224 passengers and crew on board. The cause of the disaster is still a mystery. Egypt's civil aviation minister says both black box flight recorders have already been found. Bodies of the victims have been arriving at a mortuary in Cairo. Egyptian authorities were preparing to receive their grieving relatives. Russian President Vladimir Putin's called for a day of national mourning on Sunday. Tributes to the dead were evident outside St Petersburg airport within hours of the crash. The plane was en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it vanished from radar screens soon after take-off.

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Russia mourns crash victims

Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 00:52