A Ukrainian state emergency service helicopter has crashed in Kyiv region’s Brovary, killing the interior minister and several other officials, head of Ukraine’s national police Ihor Klymenko said.
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“The crash killed top officials in the Interior Ministry: minister [Denys Monastyrsky], first deputy minister, and state secretary. Overall, we know about 16 deaths, two of them are children. Nine of them were aboard the helicopter. Moreover, 22 injured people are in hospital, including 10 children,” he noted.
According to Kyiv region police spokesperson Iryna Pryanyshnykova, quoted as saying by Suspilne, the helicopter crashed near a pre-school, causing the building to catch fire. All the children have been evacuated. Doctors, police officers, and fire fighters are on site.