At least 15 people killed in a plane crash in Kazakhstan

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At least 15 people killed in a plane crash in Kazakhstan

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A plane with 93 passengers and five members of the crew has crashed near the city of Almaty, the most populated part of Kazakhstan, located to the south of the country. In the accident have killed at least 15 people and 17 others were injured very serious, among them six children, reported Nursultan Nurajmétov, spokesperson of the Emergency Committee of the Ministry of the Interior.

The device, a Fokker 100 belonging to the company Kazakh Bek Air, flying to the capital of the country, Nursultan, as reported by the Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of Kazakhstan, but lost altitude during the takeoff and broke a fence of concrete before hitting a small building, said the agency in a statement.

Pictures published by the Committee of Emergency Situations allowed you to see the device match at least two pieces, with the front part of the plane embedded in a two-story house partially destroyed.

The medical services and the security forces working in the area of the accident and has created a government commission to clarify the circumstances of this accident. "Until legal clarification of the circumstances of the incident, flights of this type of aircraft are temporarily suspended," have indicated from the Committee.

On his Twitter account, the president of Kazakhstan, Yomart-Kasim Tokáyev, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and said that "those responsible for the accident will be punished according to the law".

The plane crash, which according to the authorities not caught fire after the collision, was on the flight Z2100 between Almaty, the biggest city in the country, and Nur-Sultan, the capital of kazakhstan.

The Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure of Kazakhstan ordered the suspension of all flights of this type of aircraft, until that is clarified the causes of the accident.

Updated Date: 27 December 2019, 08:00

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