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Plane crashes in Kazakhstan, 14 killed

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-12-27 10:03:11 AM     ||     Updated: 2020-01-03 1:06:03 PM

A plane with 100 people on board has crashed in Kazakhstan, airport officials say.

They say the Bek Air aircraft went down shortly after taking off at Almaty airport on Friday morning local time.

Emergency service personnel have rushed to the scene and 14 deaths have been confirmed. Survivors are being evacuated, the airport said.

The plane was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, to the country's capital of Nur-Sultan.

Almaty's airport said there were 95 passengers and five crew on board.
It said the plane lost height at 07:22 local time (01:22 GMT), before striking a concrete barrier and crashing into a two-storey building.

Footage has emerged of rescuers working at the scene. In it, a woman can be heard calling for an ambulance and the cockpit of the plane is seen wedged into the side of the building.

A special commission will be set up to determine the cause of the crash.
Kazakhstan's President Qasym-Jomart Toqayev expressed "deep condolences" to the victims' relatives.