Russian President Vladimir Putin has called a national day of mourning following the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt.
All of Russia's premier league matchs will begin with a minutes silence today.
— RT (@RT_com) October 31, 2015
The plane crashed in the Egyptian desert.
45 ambulances rushed to the scene where the plane has split in two and voices could be heard trapped inside the plane.
Sinai plane crash latest:
- black box found
- crew "reported technical difficulties"
- more than 100 bodies foundhttps://t.co/ZIMs30DemE— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 31, 2015
More than 100 bodies, including five children, have been found at the site and more children's bodies have been found still strapped into their seats on the plane.
It is reported Russia has launched a criminal investigation against the airline Kogalymavia.
Every plane crash is tragic, but all indications are Russia flight in #Sinai had technical failure & that MANPADS couldn't reach altitude.— Zack Gold (@ZLGold) October 31, 2015
200 adults and 17 children were on-board the airplane. Most of them were Russian tourists.