Russia sends rescue teams to Egypt

World November 1, 2015 01:05

moscow - The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent rescue workers in three planes to Egypt to investigate a crashed passenger plane. This was reported by the Russian news agency TASS. Gear Kogalimavia airline crashed in the north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula down.

The plane will depart from Sharm el-Sheikh and was on his way to St. Petersburg. About 23 minutes after takeoff the plane disappeared from the radar. Probably the crash was caused by a technical fault. On board were, according to the Russian aviation authority 217 passengers and seven crew members. Reportedly, these were all Russians.

Probably all the occupants perished. The unit is completely destroyed according to an Egyptian rescue team.

According to the BBC, there are 45 ambulances en route to the mountainous crash site.

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