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Fighter plane crashes in residential area of ​​Russia's Yeysk, near Ukraine: at least 6 dead, 25 injured

Fighter plane crashes in residential area of ​​Russia’s Yeysk, near Ukraine: at least 6 dead, 25 injured

A Russian fighter plane crashed Monday evening in a residential area of ​​Yeysk, not far from Ukraine. Fuel caught fire and a 9-storey apartment building was set on fire. At least six people were killed and 25 injured, but that number is feared to rise sharply. Several people were killed when they jumped from the burning apartment.

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A loud bang followed by a giant fireball. The Su-34 fighter jet, the predecessor of the new Su-57 Stealth, ran into problems shortly after take-off on Monday and crashed into a residential area with a full fuel tank. Flames erupted meters high, locals heard people screaming for help and saw residents jumping from their burning apartment.

At least six people were killed and more than twenty were injured. But emergency workers on the ground fear that number will rise sharply because many people were at home at the time of the accident.

More than 100 families were evacuated. They were transferred to nearby hotels.

Rescue services reported last night that a 9-storey building caught fire. The fire spread over an area of ​​2,000 square metres, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

On Monday evening, the governor of the Krasnodar region, to which Yesk belongs, said that “all fire and rescue units have been deployed in the region.” According to Veniamin Kondratjeev, 17 apartments in the apartment building were damaged by the fire. The fire service tried to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings.

The pilot managed to save himself with his ejection seat

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the two pilots got off the plane in time thanks to their ejection seats and survived the crash. They fell near the affected residential area.

At around 9pm Belgian time, the fire was more or less under control and rescuers could start searching for victims under the rubble.

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The Russian government immediately ordered an investigation into the incident. Military investigators are trying to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident.

The Ministry of Defense says it is an incident and has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine.

Yejsk is located on the Gulf of Taganrog and the Sea of ​​Azov, about 60 kilometers where the crow flies from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.

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