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Among the victims of the incident, which took place near a nursery, are other senior Interior officials
MADRID, 18 (.)
Ukrainian Interior Minister Denis Monastirski and other senior ministry officials are among the 16 killed in a helicopter crash in the Ukrainian city of Brovary, located in the kyiv region, authorities confirmed Wednesday.
The head of the Ukrainian Police, Igor Klimenko, has indicated in a message on his account on the social network Facebook that “a helicopter of the State Emergency Service has crashed in Brovary”. “As a result of the accident, the leadership of the Ministry of the Interior has died: the minister, the deputy minister and the secretary of state,” he said.
“In total, 16 people have died, including two children. Of these, nine were on board the device,” Klimenko said, adding that another 22 people, including ten children, are hospitalized. “All the specialized services work in the place”, he has riveted.
Minutes before, the governor of kyiv, Oleksiy Kuleba, had detailed that the helicopter “has fallen near a nursery and a residential building.” “At the time of the tragedy, children and employees of the institution were in the nursery. Everyone has been evacuated,” he had highlighted through his Telegram account.
Likewise, the spokesperson for the Police in the kyiv region, Irina Prianishnikova, pointed out that the event had resulted in several deaths, without giving further details. “Police and emergency services, as well as the National Guard, are on the scene. We have already evacuated several people,” she said, according to the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
For his part, the deputy adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Kirilo Timoshenko, said that “the number of reports on victims in Brovary is increasing.” “We do not have time to recover from a tragedy and we already have another,” he lamented.