RESCUE AND SEARCH WORKS IN SOCHI CONTINUE

ArmRadio.am
06.05.2006 12:00

In the morning the search works in Sochi were resumed. With the help
of the " Calmar" system, supplied with camera and control system,
it may be possible to extract the black boxes from the bottom of
the sea. Specialists consider, however, that these may have been
already putrefied. The search works are controlled by RF Minister
of Transport Igor Levitin. Yesterday the latter left Sochi for
Moscow. RF Minister of Emergency Situations is currently at the site
of the disaster. According to him, 53 corpses have been extracted,
42 of which have been identified.

The identification of bodies continues. It needs to be noted that
this night "Yak-40" plane of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
transported eight more corpses to Yerevan. Two Armavia planes
transported 148 relatives of the victims.

"The rescuers know the exact location of the black boxes," RF Minister
of Emergency Situations Sergey Shoygu said yesterday. At the same
time he noted that additional facilities are needed to extract these.