Russian plane crash survivor dies in hospital

Updated: 2011-09-12 18:16


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MOSCOW - Russian hockey player Alexander Galimov who had survived from last Wednesday's plane crash died on Monday in a Moscow hospital, bringing the death toll of the crash to 44.

"On September 12, in the morning, despite continuing therapy using all possible contemporary treatment, Alexander Galimov died from severe burns in the burn center of the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery," the hospital said in a statement.

Galimov, who had suffered burns to 80 percent of his body, was sent to Moscow Institute of Surgery last Thursday together with another survivor, a member of the crew, Alexander Sizov.

Last Wednesday's crash of a chartered Yak-42 plane killed nearly all people aboard, of whom, Lokomotiv hockey team players, coaches and team administrators made up 36, shocking the international hockey community.