Russia’s Tu-134 crash death toll increases to 46

One of the passengers who survived the crash of a RusAir Tu-134 aircraft near the northern city of Petrozavodsk died in Moscow, bringing the death toll to 46, the Russian Health Ministry said on Sunday.

“The female had very serious injuries and burns, she died in hospital,” Sofia Malyavina, aide for the Russian Health Minister said.

The jet took off from Moscow and was due to arrive in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, at 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday (20:04 GMT Monday), but crash landed on a nearby highway, which was shrouded in fog.

The aircraft broke up and burst into flames on impact. Initially eight of the 52 people on board survived and were taken to local hospitals. On Wednesday a 10-year old boy, injured in the crash, died in a hospital, bringing the death toll to 45.

MOSCOW, June 26 (RIA Novosti)

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