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Passenger flying from Egypt to Russia believed to have committed suicide in toilet

Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious in the toilets not long after the flight took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh [@TSBnewsnigeria/Twitter]
Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious in the toilets not long after the flight took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh [@TSBnewsnigeria/Twitter]

A passenger flying from Egypt to Russia is believed to have killed himself in the toilets leading the pilot to make an emergency landing in Cairo.

According to the Daily Mail, Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious in the toilets not long after the flight took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

The plane's flight crew asked a doctor on board to go to the rear of the plane, where they had broken down the toilet door, which caused the passengers on board to panic.

The doctor was not able to resuscitate him, and neither were Egyptian paramedics after the plane landed.

Alexander was a car mechanic who had a wife and a young daughter. He was taken home on board the same plane.

Russia resumed flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts in August, after a six-year ban which followed the bombing of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Some 224 people were killed on 31 October 2015 as a result of the attack.

Flights between Russia and Cairo resumed in 2018.

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