A plane belonging to Bek Air crashed in Kazakhstan immediately after take-off from Almaty International Airport on Friday. The aircraft, which was carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members, crashed into a two-storey building.
"The aircraft lost its altitude during take-off. Rescue work began immediately. The death toll at the moment is 7," the airport said.
While there were “multiple survivors,” at least 15 people got killed and dozens injured in the crash, many critically. Medics say 66 people had taken to the hospital after the crash, and a dozen of them are in grave condition.
Rescue personnel and medics continue to work at the scene in search of survivors.
There are at least eight children among those pulled from the rubble and rushed to the hospital, but it is still unknown if any minors killed in the crash. Wreckage of the aircraft was seen amid the rubble of a brick house, surrounded by first responders, in photos shared on social media.