A total of 224 people lost their lives in the Sinai plane crash – many of them children, young men and women, full of life and promise.
A week after the disaster, relatives and friends are struggling hard to come to terms with their loss .
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“They were so bright, so beautiful. They had an appetite for life,”Elena Voytenko tells RT, crying bitterly.
Her daughter Irina and granddaughter Alisa died in the A321 plane crash in the Sinai desert.
Grief-stricken Elena says she has nobody left. “I’ve lost everything,” she says. "I have absolutely nothing left. The sky took away everything I had.” She can’t stop crying.
She shows the 14-year-old Alisa’s medals and diplomas for academic achievement: the girl was an excellent student.