Four ministry heads in Ukraine have reportedly died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday morning.
Reports obtained by Naija News revealed that the Ukrainian Interior Minister, Denis Monastyrsky, and three other ministers, were involved in the tragic incident which occurred beside a kindergarten in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.
At least 16 people reportedly died in the crash, nine of whom were aboard the helicopter when it went down.
Giving an update on the accident, the head of Kyiv’s regional military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, said the tragedy in Brovary had left 29 injured and killed 18.
He noted that an inferno started after the helicopter crashed. Authorities, however, are yet to understand what might have caused the accident.
At the time of the tragedy, children and staff were in kindergarten. At the moment, everyone has been evacuated.
Meanwhile, Ukraine police chief, Ihor Klymenko, has said that at least nine victims were aboard the helicopter, which belonged to Ukraine’s state emergency service.
Another 22 people are in hospital, including ten children, he added. Naija News understands that paramedics, the police, and firefighters are responding at the scene.