Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Russia: Mecca Pilgrims to be Flown Home Over Bird Flu Fears

Russian authorities will fly Muslim pilgrims from Saudi Arabia back home on free charter flights to save them from traveling through areas hit by bird flu. On their way to Mecca they passed through two Turkish provinces where cases have been registered. Russian state-run carrier Aeroflot will organize 20 Il-86 flights to fly back the Russian pilgrims starting from tomorrow (Jan 18th). Read More ....

Source: MosNews via The Flu Clinic
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