Hearts v Hibs: Minute’s silence to be held for Leicester helicopter victims

A minute's silence will be held ahead of the derby kick-off. Picture: SNS Group
A minute's silence will be held ahead of the derby kick-off. Picture: SNS Group
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A minute’s silence will be observed ahead of kick-off at this evening’s Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibs at Tynecastle, as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the helicopter accident at Leicester City’s ground last weekend.

Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in the crash, while four others on board the aircraft - Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz - also lost their lives.

Leicester’s EFL Cup match against Southampton, scheduled to take place on October 30, was postponed along with Leicester Under-23s’ match with Feyenoord Academy.

Books of condolence have been opened at the King Power Stadium and are available from 8am to 10pm every day. An online book can also be signed via the club’s website.

Tributes from fans and players have continued to grow outside the club’s North Stand while a group of Buddhist monks held a service on Tuesday.

Leicester players, including England international striker Jamie Vardy and Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey, made separate trips to pay their own individual respects.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) continue to conduct its investigations as it tries to establish what caused Saturday’s tragedy.

The helicopter’s black boxes have been recovered and are being studied in Farnborough.