15 people killed in Kazakhstan after passenger jet crashes through concrete wall

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 27-Dec-2019

At least 15 people have died after a passenger jet carrying approximately 100 people from Almaty in Kazakhstan crashed just after take-off in the morning of December 27, news agency Kazinform reported.

The Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Kazakh airline Bek Air broke through a concrete wall before hitting a two-storey residential building.

Pictures showed ambulances arriving in the snowy area and rescue teams trying to retrieve those left inside the severely damaged plane.

Paramedics said many passengers had suffered severe head injuries.

Kazakh authorities published a passenger list showing 93 guests on board and 5 crew members, including eight children.