A helicopter crash close to a kindergarten within the Kyiv area has killed at the very least 18 folks, together with Ukraine’s whole inside ministry management crew, in keeping with officers.
At the least 29 folks have been injured within the incident on Wednesday within the metropolis of Brovary, on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, in keeping with Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv Regional Army Administration. Kuleba wrote on Telegram that three kids are among the many victims.
Inside Minister Denis Monastyrsky, First Deputy Minister Yevheniy Yenin and Secretary of State Yuriy Lubkovychis additionally died within the crash, Anton Geraschenko, an adviser to the ministry, confirmed on social media
Geraschenko added that investigators are figuring out the “explanation for the tragedy.” He described everybody on the helicopter as a “patriots of Ukraine.”
A CNN crew on the bottom within the Kyiv area famous grey skies and really low visibility.
The helicopter that has crashed was a Eurocopter EC225 “Tremendous Puma,” a CNN producer has confirmed after seeing remnants of flight manuals among the many particles.
It landed close to a kindergarten and a residential constructing, Kuleba stated earlier.
“On the time of the tragedy, there have been kids and the employees within the kindergarten. For the time being, everybody was evacuated,” he wrote on Telegram.
Paramedics, the police and firefighters are responding on the scene, he added.