Thursday, September 8, 2011

Russian Plane Crash: Two Survivors Fight For Life - 8th Sept 2011

Image: Tributes Flow For Jet Crash Hockey Stars.

A doctor has said the condition of the two survivors of the Russian air crash that almost wiped out an entire international ice hockey team is "very grave".

A total of 27 players died, as well as the team's two coaches, seven club officials and seven flight crew.

Russian player Alexander Galimov survived the crash along with a flight crew member.

However, the 26-year-old winger suffered burns to 90% of his body and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The other survivor, flight attendant Alexander Sizov, is also fighting for his life in intensive care.

Chief doctor of Yaroslavl's Solovyov Hospital Dr Alexander Degyatryov, who is part of the medical team treating the pair said: "The state of health of both of them is very grave. But there is still some hope." Read More