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Two Ukrainians confirmed killed in Russia air crash

English.news.cn   2011-06-21 17:49:43 FeedbackPrintRSS

KIEV, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed reports about the death of two Ukrainians in the air crash in the northern Russian city of Petrozavodsk earlier in the day.

"The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirms that two Ukrainians were killed in a plane crash in Petrozavodsk," Alexander Dikusarov said.

Ukrainian citizens Onischenko Kristina and Simovyan Vagram were among the dead. A number of foreign nationals were also identified as victims of the crash, including Vetteruth Yakob from Sweden and Alerds Hans Guenter from the Netherlands, as well as some unidentified Russian citizens.

Simanovy, a passenger with dual Russian-U.S. citizenship was also listed dead together with his family. A total of 44 people were killed in the crash.

The Tu-134 plane with 48 people on board crash-landed in Russia's northern republic of Karelia on Monday. Authorities said hitting a power line at the airport highway was the possible cause of the crash.

Editor: Lu Hui
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