Russian plane with over 200 onboard crashes in Egypt

Cairo, Oct. 31 (ANI): Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that a Russian passenger plane carrying over 200 people crashed in central Sinai today

According to an AFP report, the Egypt Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the news, but Russian media is yet to confirm the tragedy.

The passenger jet, travelling from the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh to the Russian city of St Petersburg on Saturday, disappeared from radar screens over Cyprus.

Egyptian air traffic control said that it had lost contact with the civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia.

Further details awaited. (ANI)

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