At least four were killed after a major fire engulfed the building, and witnesses said the fires burned over several floors.
A supersonic military plane crashed into an apartment building in the southern Russian city of Yeisk, the building caught fire and several upper floors collapsed.
shots Social media showed a large fireball erupting from the multi-storey building on Monday. Initial reports said four people were killed, 19 injured – four seriously – and six missing in the coastal city on the Sea of Azov.
The aircraft has been identified as a Sukhoi Su-34 fighter. The Defense Ministry said the crew managed to take off before the plane crashed.
A large fire engulfed the building, stoked jet fuel, and transported Russian eyewitnesses TASS news agency By saying it was on fire from the first to the ninth floor. Firefighters battled the blaze when the loud explosion of the warplane’s weapons was heard.
“While climbing to perform a training flight from a military airfield of the Southern Military District, a Su-34 aircraft crashed,” a statement from the ministry said. “The cause of the crash was a fire in one of the engines during takeoff.”
The Interfax news agency quoted emergency services as saying that five floors of the apartment building had caught fire, and the upper floors had collapsed and about 45 apartments were damaged.
It added that the fire spread over an area of more than 2,000 square meters (21,500 square feet). Yeisk, a city of about 90,000 residents, is home to a large Russian air base.
The local Krasnodar administration said on Telegram that about 600 people usually live in the building. She added, “The governor has ordered the location of each resident.”
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The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin was immediately informed of the incident, and health and emergency services ministers along with the local governor were ordered to go to the site.
Hours after the accident, Governor Veniamin Kondratiev said emergency services were able to contain the fire. Information about the dead and wounded was clarified. Ambulance crews on site.
The Russian Investigative Committee, which deals with serious crimes, later announced that it had launched a criminal investigation into the incident. “Military investigators are discovering the circumstances and causes of the accident,” she added.
Yeysk is located on Tangarog Bay in the Sea of Azov, which separates southern Ukraine and southern Russia.
Yeisk lies directly across the sea from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which is under Russian control after Moscow launched its invasion in February.
The Su-34 is a twin-engine supersonic bomber with advanced sensors and weapons that has been a major component of the Russian Air Force. The aircraft saw widespread use during the war in Syria and fighting in Ukraine.
Monday’s incident was the 10th non-combat incident reported of a Russian warplane since Moscow sent its forces into Ukraine.
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