Vladimir Putin announces national day of mourning following Russian plane crash

Vladimir Putin announces national day of mourning following Russian plane crash

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.

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.

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.

200 adults and 17 children were on-board the airplane. Most of them were Russian tourists.

Read: More than 100 bodies, including five children, have been found at Russian plane crash-site

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