Ukraine: 16 killed in Kyiv helicopter crash

Russia-Ukraine War: Two children were among the dead and 10 of them were in hospital, officials said, as per news agency Reuters.The burning building after the helicopter crash.

The helicopter crash near a kindergarten outside the Ukrainian capital Kyiv killed 16 including Ukraine interior minister, news agency AFP reported. Ukrainian interior minister's deputy .

"In total, 16 people are currently known to have died," the head of national police, Igor Klymenko, 
said. Among the dead are several top officials of the interior ministry including Interior Minister.

Nine of those killed were aboard the emergency services helicopter that crashed in Brovary, Kyiv’s eastern suburb, police informed. Two children were among the dead.

The site of the crash in the town of Brovary is located northeast of Kyiv. In videos widely shared on social media, the aftermath of the incident could be seen as rescue operations continued.

Earlier, the head of the Kyiv regional administration Oleksiy Kuleba said, “In the city of Brovary, a helicopter fell near a kindergarten and a residential building. At the time of the tragedy.

The crash comes after 45 people including six children died when a Russian missile struck a 
residential building in the eastern city of Dnipro last week.

Russia and Ukraine fiercely fought over the control of Brovary during the early stages of Vladimir Putin's invasion in February. Russian troops withdrew from Brovary.