Monday, 16 January 2017

At least 32 dead in plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

A cargo plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan's main airport in thick fog crashed in a populated area Monday, authorities at the airport said, leaving at least 32 people dead. The majority of the dead are from the nearby village of Dacha-Suu where the plane -- a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Hong Kong via Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek crashed at around 7.30 am local time (0130 GMT), a spokesman for the country's emergency services ministry told AFP. Four pilots also died, the health ministry said.

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