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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

    The Russian Embassy in the UK capital of London opened on Sunday a condolence book to honor the memory of those killed in the Airbus-321 crash in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the Russian airliner, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All people on board, including 25 children, were confirmed dead by Russian and Egyptian authorities.

    "Condolences book opened on our website. To leave a message, write to condolences@rusemb.org.uk rusemb.org.uk/7k9268/," the embassy said in a statement.

    The condolence book will be open for entries on Sunday and Monday, between 10 a.m and 7 p.m local time (GMT).

    November 1 was declared as a national day of mourning in Russia.

    Earlier, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko thanked everyone who had already sent condolences to Russia in connection with the tragedy.

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron and country's foreign secretary Philip Hammond, along with a number of international leaders and senior officials, have expressed their condolences to Russia and victims' relatives.

    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)


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