Russian embassy in India opens condolence book after A321 crash in Egypt

The Russian Kogalymavia Airbus crash has become the major air catastrophe in the history of Russian aviation.

The Russian Embassy in New Delhi will open on Monday a condolence book to honor the memory of the victims in the Airbus-321 crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

On Saturday, the Russian airliner, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All people on board, including 25 children, were confirmed dead by Russian and Egyptian authorities.

"With deep sorrow, the Russian Embassy informs that November 1 was declared a day of mourning in Russia due to the crash of the Kogalymavia airliner in Egypt on October 31. In this regard, a book of condolence will be opened in the embassy on Monday, November 2, between 03:00 p.m. [09:30 GMT] and 05:00 p.m. [11:30 GMT]," the diplomatic mission said in a statement.

The Russian Kogalymavia Airbus crash has become the major air catastrophe in the history of Russian aviation.

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