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Polish upset over dead President's burial place

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Polish upset over dead President's burial place


More bodies of those killed in last weekend’s plane crash have arrived back in Poland. Most of the 96 victims have now been flown home from Russia, including President Lech Kaczynski, on Sunday, followed by his wife on Tuesday. They lay in state alongside each other in the presidential palace.

However, some people are now angry at what they see as an overly-emotional response to the tragedy. Plans to bury the President at Wawel Hill, near Wawel Cathedral have been met with opposition. The cathedral is the traditional site for Polish royalty, and not everyone believes Kaczynski deserves to be buried there.

The state funeral will happen this Sunday, though funerals for some of the other victims have already taken place.

Suspicion is also mounting about the cause of the plane crash – with complaints about a lack of public information. The aircraft came down in dense fog, in western Russia, while trying to land – killing everyone onboard, including politicians and military officials.

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