Wisma Putra: No Malaysians involved in Russian plane crash

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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. ― Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 ― So far, no Malaysians are known to be involved in the crash of the Russian plane belonging to Kogalymavia Airlines, in Sinai, Egypt yesterday.

The Malaysian embassy in Cairo was monitoring the situation, Wisma Putra said in a statement, here, today.&

It also expressed its condolences and deep sympathy to the Russian government and its people, especially the bereaved family members on their terrible loss.

“Malaysia is saddened to learn of the crash of Flight KGL9268 in Sinai that killed all 224 people on board,” the statement said.

The Airbus A-321 plane, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, vanished from radar screens after 23 minutes taking off at 5.51am (0751 GMT) from Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to the Russian city of St Petersburg.

Wisma Putra stated that for further enquiries, members of the public may contact the Malaysian embassy in Cairo at 00 202 3761 0013 or the ministry’s duty officer at the following numbers: 03-88874570/03-88874770. ― Bernama