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Survivors of Yak-42 crash are under intensive care in Yaroslavl clinic

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Sept. 7, 2011, 7:22 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ice-hockey player Alexander Galimov and flight crew member Alexander Sizov who survived the Yakovlev Yak-42 airliner crash are under intensive care at the first aid hospital Yaroslavl.
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Ice-hockey player Alexander Galimov and flight crew member Alexander Sizov who survived the Yakovlev Yak-42 airliner crash near Yaroslavl are under intensive care at the Solovyov first aid hospital Yaroslavl. "Both survivors of the air crash are under intensive care in grave condition," Interax was told at the reception ward of the hospital.

Meanwhile, director of the burns section of the Solovyov clinic Viktor Berezin described the state of Galimov and Sizov as critical.

"Burns cover over 80% of Galinov's skin. In addition to burns the crewmember has bone fractures and torn wounds," he told Interfax.

The Yak-42 carrying 45 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tunoshna airport (Yaroslavl), 43 died.
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