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Nearly 10,000 Brits flown home from Sharm el-Sheikh

Nearly 10,000 people have been flown back to the UK from Sharm el-Sheikh following the Russian jet crash.

The Department for Transport said more than 9,600 had been brought home since Friday.

Around 20,000 Britons were at the Egyptian resort when flights were suspended over security fears.

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First Britons arrive home but others face a long wait

There has been a day of frustration and confusion in Sharm El-Sheikh for thousands of British holidaymakers hoping to get home. Just eight of at least 20 planned UK evacuation flights have left or are due to leave. Some were turned back in mid-air. The airlines blamed Egyptian authorities, but they said there was not enough space.

Stuck in the middle were scared and angry tourists who have no idea when they can leave. And although the first Britons have arrived home, there could be a long wait to clear the backlog.

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