Plane carrying 100 passengers crashes

No fewer than 14 people have died after a Bek Air plane with almost 100 people on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan.

The incident occurred Friday morning shortly after the plane took off.

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee, in a statement, said the Fokker 100 aircraft, heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence” before hitting a two-storey building.

In its statement, Almaty International Airport disclosed that 22 people suffered severe injuries and were taken to two hospitals.

A survivor told News website Tengrinews she heard a “terrifying sound” before the plane started losing altitude.

“The plane was flying with a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: screaming, shouting, people crying,”…

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