224 passengers on board a Russian airplane have met their death following the crash of a Russian airliner in central Sinai which was bound for the Russian city of St Petersburg, Egyptian officials have revealed.
Some bodies of the victims on board the Russian Airplane have thus been removes with several others still remaining strapped to seats as officials reveal the "black box" infused in the plane has been retrieved.
Russian President Vladmir Putin has declared Sunday, November 1 a day of mourning as he has also ordered an official investigation into the unfortunate and bloody crash. Identifying the number of casualties involved in the crash, Egyptian officials say 214 of the said passengers were Russian and three others Ukranian.
Meanwhile, the government of Russia has set up a commission headed by its Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov to investigate the cause of the accident as a criminal case has also been opened against the airline, Kogalymavia, for what authorities describe as the "violation of rules of flight and preparation for them."