12 killed in Kazakhstan plane crash: emergencies committee

A view of the site of a passenger plane crash outside Almaty on December 27, 2019. At least 15 people died on December 27, 2019 and dozens were reported injured when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from Kaz

Almaty, Kazakhstan | Twelve people were killed in a plane crash in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty on Friday, the country's emergencies committee said, revising an earlier toll given by officials and state media.


The emergencies committee released a list of 12 people who died in the crash of the Bek Air passenger plane shortly after takeoff.

According to the list, eight of the victims died at the scene of the disaster, two while receiving medical attention at the airport and two in hospital.


The birthdates of the dead ranged from 1940 to 1986.


Almaty's city administration also confirmed the toll of 12 after an official previously said 15 had died.


The Fokker 100 plane was carrying 95 passengers and five crew members when it went down and slammed into a house.


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