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Search continues for bodies after Russian plane crash

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russian continue to recover bodies and fragments of the passenger plane which crashed with 71 people on board on the outskirts of the Russian capital, leaving no survivors.

"The work is being carried out in an uninterrupted manner. We expect that the main phase of the search will last seven days," of Emergency Situations was quoted as saying by news.

He explained that the were being hindered by aircraft fragments scattered across different areas, snow and difficult terrain.

Russian authorities didn't forward any hypothesis on the possible causes behind the crash but said that all lines of investigation were open.

The Russian media released images captured by a surveillance camera of the moment when the Airlines plane crashed on the ground on Sunday causing a huge explosion.

Flight 6w 703 flying from to in the south of the had taken off minutes earlier from

Onboard were six crew members and 65 passengers including three children.

Initially, authorities reported that all passengers were Russian citizens, but later said that there were two foreign nationals -- a Swiss and an Azerbaijani.

Sunday's air crash is the worst plane crash to occur in since December 25, 2016 when a crashed into the Black Sea, killing its 96 occupants.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:40 IST
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