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Russian military plane crash wreckage 'shows no sign of explosion'

Russia's Defence Ministry has said the wreckage of the military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day - killing all 92 people on board - shows no signs of damage from an explosion or fire, Russian media reported.

More than 3,000 people have been involved in the search for victims' bodies and aircraft debris. Two black boxes have since been recovered.

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Russian TV journalists among the dead in plane crash

Flower tributes in front of portraits of Russian TV journalists who were on board the crashed military plane Credit: AP

A number of Russian TV journalists are among the dead in the Russian military plane disaster.

The plane was en route to Russia's air base in Syria when it crashed shortly after taking off from the resort town of Sochi.

Rescuers have so far recovered 10 bodies but all 92 who were on board are believed to have died.

A woman lights a candle at the well-known military choir's building in Moscow. Credit: AP
People place candles to honour the dead at an embankment in Sochi. Credit: Reuters

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