A helicopter crash near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region has killed at least 14 people, including the leadership team of Ukraine’s interior ministry who were traveling on the aircraft, according to officials, APA reports citing CNN.
A further 25 people, including 11 children, were injured following the incident in the city of Brovary Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
The emergency service has revised down the number of people killed in the crash on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital – the previous death toll was 18.
According to the updated information, 14 bodies were found at the crash site, including one child and all nine people who were on board the helicopter – six ministry officials and three crew members.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky, First Deputy Minister Yevheniy Yenin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovychis died, Ukrainian National Police have confirmed.