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Armenia And Russia In Mourning

A board in the Russian city of Sochi carries photos of bodies recovered from the May 3 disaster (epa) May 5, 2006 -- Armenia and Russia are told holding a day of mourning for the 113 victims of an Armenian airliner crash on May 3.

The Airbus 320 went down into the Black Sea during heavy rain as it approached the airport of the Russian city of Sochi. Most of the passengers were Armenian.

Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin said May 4 that a total of 53 bodies had been found so far and that 37 have been identified.

Of these, 26 were returned on May 5 to Yerevan. Armenian authorities say doctors ran out of sedatives as they sought to comfort relatives seeking to identify the remains of their loved ones.

(AP, Reuters, AFP)

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