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    Two aircraft sent by the Russian Emergencies Ministry to Belgium following a bus crash in the West European country have landed in Brussels Airport, the ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW, April 15 (RIA Novosti) - Two aircraft sent by the Russian Emergencies Ministry to Belgium following a tourist bus crash in the West European country have landed in Brussels Airport, the ministry said Monday.

    The ministry’s Yakovlev Yak-42 (Clobber) has already taken off back to Russia. It will bring home those Russians who sustained minor injuries or who were unhurt in the traffic accident.

    An Ilyushin Il-76 (Candid), equipped with medical equipment and with doctors and psychologists aboard, will provide assistance to the injured.

    Five people - three Russians and two Polish nationals - were killed and 19 injured Sunday as a Polish transport company's bus carrying tourists from the southern Russian Volgograd Region - teenagers and adults accompanying them, in all about 40 people - crashed near Antwerp in northern Belgium.

    Six people remain in Belgian hospitals.

    Belgian media said the accident could have occurred due to the bus driver falling asleep or having a heart attack.

    Updated to include details in the 4th paragraph.

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