16 feared dead after plane crashes in Russia

According to the emergency ministry, a plane transporting parachutists crashed in central Russia on Sunday, killing sixteen people.

The L-410 jet carrying 23 people crashed about 9:23 a.m. local time (06:23 GMT) while flying over Tatarstan, according to the ministry’s Telegram channel, with seven individuals rescued from the wreckage.

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The aircraft was broken in half and had a heavily dented nose, according to images released by the ministry.

According to RIA Novosti, the seven survivors are in hospital, one of whom is in “very severe condition.”

The jet belongs to the Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Russian Army, Aviation, and Navy, which presents itself as a sports and defense organization, according to the Interfax news agency.

Two L-410 planes were killed in crashes in Russia earlier this year.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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