A cargo plane belonging to Turkish Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, according to the local government’s press service.
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, twenty people have been killed over the tragic incident. Among those killed are three crew members and at least six children.
Kyrgyzstan’s Emergencies Ministry said the plane crashed in a residential neighborhood outside the capital, Bishkek, and two houses caught fire.
Citing local sources, RIA Novosti reported that all flights to and from Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport have been suspended until further notice.