Number of dead in Russia fighter jet crash up to 13 people (VIDEO) (UPDATE)

Russia Materials 18 October 2022 07:43 (UTC +04:00)
Number of dead in Russia fighter jet crash up to 13 people (VIDEO) (UPDATE)

The number of dead in a fire caused by a fighter jet crash in the courtyard of a residential building in the town of Yeysk in southern Russia has risen to 13 people, with the removal of debris at the spot completed, a source in the press service of the Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Tuesday, Trend reports.

"Rescuers have completed clearing the debris. Ten bodies were found during rescue activities, which brings the total number of deaths to 13 people, including three children. Nineteen people were injured in the emergency situation," the ministry’s representative said.

Rescue efforts allowed saving 68 people, the source said, adding that over 360 were evacuated.

01:25 (GMT+4) A Russian fighter plane crashed into a residential building in the southern city of Yeysk shortly after take-off on Monday, engulfing apartments in a fireball and killing six people, Trend reports citing TASS.

A further six people were missing and 19 suffered injuries, agencies quoted local officials as saying.

22:37 (GMT+4) An Su-34 fighter-bomber crashed in Yeysk in southern Russia after one of its engines burst into flames. The fuel caught fire after the plane crashed, with the fire spreading to a residential building nearby, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, Trend reports citing TASS.

According to fresh updates, four people were killed and 25 were injured in the crash.