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Mother buries her son in somber ceremony

Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 01:21

A quiet ceremony is held in Russia's St. Petersburg for 31-year-old Alexei Alexeyev, who died onboard the ill-fated Russian aircraft that crashed over Egypt. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A tearful goodbye to a son, friend and father -- immortalized in the photo his mother clings to. Alexei Alexeyev's life was cut short last Saturday. He was one of 224 people onboard the ill-fated Russian aircraft that crashed in Egypt's Sinai desert. And now, his grief-filled mother asks for forgiveness if she ever said anything wrong. This, while Alexeyev's young son is pushed away in a stroller... and friends remember him as a joyful person. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) NEIGHBOUR OF ALEXEI ALEXEYEV, SAYING: "He was a happy and cheerful person. There are no other people like him in our group. He was absolutely happy-going, and the life and soul of the party." While Russia begins burying their victims, investigators continue to dig for answers. U.S. and European officials say evidence so far points to a likely Islamic State bomb attack onboard the plane. But Egypt and Russia says they're jumping to conclusions... as thousands of European tourists remain stranded in Sharm al-Sheikh while security measures at the airport are assessed.

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Mother buries her son in somber ceremony

Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 01:21