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Russians try to return home from Egypt

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 01:10

Russian tourists try to board flights from Egypt after last weekend's deadly crash that killed 224 people. Julie Noce reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE** Russian tourists line up at an airport in Sharm al-Shiekh in Egypt trying to get home before flights are cancelled. Tens of thousands of Russian holidaymakers are in the country's Red Sea Resort area. Some are trying to leave after last weekends deadly Russian plane crash that killed all 224 people on board. Moscow has suspended flights to and from Egypt as officials investigate the cause of the crash. This woman was amongst those passengers on one of the last flights out. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UNIDENTIFIED RUSSIAN TOURIST, SAYING: "Well this rarely happens. We believe it's destiny. We believe in God, that our God protects us. We really like the climate of Egypt, the people are very nice, the sea is really beautiful, so we decided all the same." U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have already said the crash might have been caused by a bomb. Moscow initially rebuked countries for quick conclusions. But Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to suspend flights suggests the Kremlin is no longer trying to avert attention from that theory. British and U.S. spies intercepted "chatter" from suspected militants as well as communication from another government that suggested a bomb, possibly hidden in the luggage hold, had downed the airliner.

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Russians try to return home from Egypt

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 01:10