Today the emergency service team from Russia came to the Airbus 321 crash site in Egypt. Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov has promised to find all the bodies and transport to Russia in the shortest terms, Joinfo.ua reports.
As reported by Russian media, on Sunday night more than 80 rescuers of Russian EMERCOM arrived in Cairo. They brought all the necessary vehicles, machinery and equipment to carry out work on the site where Airbus A321 crashed.
“The rescuers Russian EMERCOM went to the Airbus 321 crash site, they will shortly join the search operation,” – said in the Ministry.
Russian Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov said to TV channel “Russia 24″ that the search for bodies of those killed in plane crash in Egypt will be completed in a matter of hours.
“I am sure, that in a matter of days, we will complete, together with the Egyptian counterparts, all necessary actions to find the bodies. And we will carry out all the necessary concrete assistance and support to every family”, – he said.
Egyptian emergency service has already found the bodies of 150 passengers of the plane. According to press reports, 113 bodies have already been delivered to Cairo.
It should be recalled that in the morning of Saturday October 31, the Airbus 321 of Russian airline Kogalymavia took off 5:51 a.m. from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia, 23 minutes later the plane disappeared from the radar, and half an hour later it went down in the mountainous area of central Sinai, killing 217 passengers and 7 crew members.
On board were citizens of Russia, Ukraine and one Belarusian. Russian tourist agency association published a list of the passengers on their site.
Foreign Ministry of Ukraine confirmed that four Ukrainian citizens were on board.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a day of national mourning for Sunday.