May 5, 2019 / 9:02 PM / 2 months ago

Russian investigators say plane crash death toll rises to 41

MOSCOW, May 5 (Reuters) - Russian authorities said late on Sunday that 41 people died when a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

"There were 78 people on board, including crew members," the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on its website.

"According to updated information, 37 out of them survived."

Earlier on Sunday, the investigators said 13 people had been killed in the plane crash.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Peter Cooney

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