A military jet crash in southern Russia kills at least 13.

Not less than 13 individuals, together with three kids, have been killed in southern Russia on Monday after a Russian army jet crashed into the courtyard of a big condo constructing throughout a coaching mission, emergency officers mentioned.

The Su-34 warplane crashed in Yeysk, a port and resort city throughout the Sea of Azov from the Ukrainian metropolis of Mariupol, army officers instructed Russian information retailers. The Russian Protection Ministry mentioned the jet was on a coaching flight when one in all its engines caught hearth and it plunged right into a residential space.

The Russian Emergency Ministry wrote on the messaging app Telegram early Tuesday that rescue efforts have been full. A further 19 individuals have been injured, the ministry mentioned.

The crash sparked a hearth that burned for 3 hours, in line with the ministry.

Anna Minkova, the deputy governor of the Krasnodar area, wrote on Telegram that a few of the victims suffered extreme burns.

The pilots ejected themselves, according to Russia’s state-run information company, Tass.

The fireplace engulfed a number of flooring of the nine-story constructing, the regional governor, Veniamin Kondratiev, mentioned on Telegram. He mentioned preliminary stories indicated that 17 residences had been broken however added later that the extent of the injury was nonetheless being assessed.

The Russian Investigative Committee, the nation’s major investigation company, mentioned on Telegram that forensic specialists had been dispatched to the scene to find out the reason for the crash.

In Might, an Su-34 crashed by means of the roof of a two-story residence in Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine. The residents, who have been within the basement, survived. The pilot additionally survived after ejecting.

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