BROVARY — Ukraine’s interior minister was among 16 people killed after a helicopter crashed outside the capital Kyiv on Wednesday.
The helicopter crash comes days after a passenger plan carrying 72 passengers crashed close to an airport in the heart of Nepal.
The cause of Heli crash was not immediately clear.
The head of the national police stated that so far confirmation of 16 persons being perished has received.
Cries could be heard at the scene, which was destroyed by a fire, in a video that surfaced online following the incident.
Top interior ministry officials, including Denys Monastyrsky, the interior minister, and Yevgeniy Yenin, his first deputy minister, are among the deceased, he claimed.
In 2021, interior minister Monastyrsky, a 42-year-old father of two, was chosen.
There were 22 injured passengers hospitalised, including 10 kids.
Children and employees were reportedly in the kindergarten at the time of the crash.
Medics and police were working at the scene.
The scene of the crash in the town of Brovary is located some 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Kyiv.
Russian and Ukrainian forces fought for control of Brovary in the early stages of Moscow’s invasion until Russia’s troops withdrew in early April.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to pro-Western Ukraine on February 24 last year.
The crash came on the heels of a tragedy that saw 45 people including six children die when a Russian missile struck a residential building in the eastern city of Dnipro at the weekend.