DNA tests of remains of A321 plane crash victims to be conducted in Moscow

The procedure for identifying the victims' bodies continues, Russian Health Ministry told

DNA tests of the remains of people killed in the October 31 crash of the Russian Airbus A321 passenger plane in Egypt will be conducted in Moscow, Russian Health Ministry spokesman Oleg Salagai told Interfax on Nov. 3.

"The procedure for identifying the victims' bodies continues. The samples selected for DNA tests will be sent to the Russian Forensic Examination Center of the Russian Health Ministry today," he said.

Medical care has been provided to 288 relatives of the air crash victims, and 345 people have received psychological assistance, Salagai said.

"The main reasons for seeking [medical care] are conditions caused by a reaction to stress, as well as a worsening of hypertension. The medical care was provided on an outpatient basis. Hospitalization was not needed," Salagai said.

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova instructed healthcare authorities in the country's regions to ensure provision of medical and psychological assistance to all relatives of the A321 plane crash victims who need it, he added.

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