Only Player to Survive Russia Plane Crash Dies
Alexander Galimov suffered burns from disaster
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 12, 2011 10:18 AM CDT
Russia's Alexander Galimov, right, and Finland's Antti Pihlstrom struggle for the puck during their Euro Hockey Tour ice hockey match in Mytishchi, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.   (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

(Newser) – The only hockey player to survive last week’s plane crash in Russia died today of his injuries, the Hockey News reports. Alexander Galimov, 26, died from burns over 90% of his body, said a Moscow hospital. The only other crash survivor, a member of the plane’s crew, is still in intensive care. Galimov was a member of leading Russian hockey team Lokomotiv, which lost 37 players and staff in the crash. He was one of the few locally-born members of the team. "All of Yaroslavl, all of the country, all of the world followed the doctors' words, believing, hoping, praying that he would defeat death and remain with us," said Yaroslavl's governor.

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