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Death toll in Almaty plane crash rises to 14, at least 35 more injured

Death toll in Almaty plane crash rises to 14, at least 35 more injured

The crash occurred near the Kazakh city of Almaty. The city airport said in a Facebook post some people have survived the accident.

A plane belonging to Bek Air company with 100 people aboard has crashed near the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, the city airport reported on Friday.

At least nine people died in the crash, the authorities said.

"According to preliminary information, nine people have died and nine more have been injured, including six children," the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure said in a statement.

Authorities initially reported that at least seven people had been killed in the incident.

According to the ministry, the aircraft lost altitude after take-off and crashed into a two-story building at 7:22 a.m. local time (01:22 GMT).

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