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Sole hockey jet crash survivor dies

The only member of the Russian hockey team to survive the plane crash that killed 44 people has died in hospital.

Moscow's Vishnevsky hospital said Alexander Galimov suffered severe burns that covered about 90% of his body.

The crash last week outside the city of Yaroslav killed 37 players, coaches and staff of the local Lokomotiv hockey club. The only other person to survive, a member of the flight crew, is undergoing treatment in Moscow.

Unlike many members of Lokomotiv Yaroslav, who were citizens of other countries and once played in the NHL, 26-year-old Galimov was a native of the city and a product of its youth programme.

The deaths of the players have been mourned by fans around the world.


From Belfast Telegraph