Cargo plane crashed near Bishkek airport.

Kyrgyzstan said at least 32 people, including six children, were killed on Monday when a cargo plane crashed near Bishkek airport. Most of those killed are residents of village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 local time (0131 GMT). The doomed plane damaged 15 buildings in the village, said Mukhammed Svarov, head of crisis management centre at the emergencies ministry, putting the toll at least 20 people. Rescue workers have recovered the body of a pilot and 15 villagers, the healthcare ministry said. Courtesy: NDTV (with inputs from AFP and Reuters)


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