Monday, September 12, 2011

Russian hockey player Alexander Galimov who survived Yaroslavl plane crash died in Moscow hospital

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team's Russian player Galimov Alexander, who survived a plane crash last week died in hospital due to injuries on Monday.

"In the morning of September 12, despite ongoing therapy, which used the most modern treatments, Alexander Saidgereyevich Galimov died of significant burns," it was said in a statement released by the hospital that hosted the 26-year-old player.

The information was confirmed by the Russian hockey federation which posted the gruesome news on its official website: "We express deepest condolences to family and friends of Alexander, and all those who regarded his struggle for life as a last hope in this terrible tragedy."

Galimov had severe burns on more than 80% of his body and was placed in artificial coma after being transported to a Moscow hospital.

Steward Alexander Sizov who remains the last survivor of the accident is still in hospital in critical condition.


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