Helicopter crash: Ukraine's minister, 15 others die

Synopsis
Officials said his first deputy minister and state secretary were also killed when the helicopter crashed in the Brovary suburb.


 Sixteen people were killed, including Ukraine's interior minister, when a helicopter crashed next to a kindergarten in an eastern suburb of Kyiv.

Two children were killed, and ten more were being treated in hospitals.

Denys Monastyrskiy, the minister, was in the helicopter with eight others.

Officials said his first deputy minister and state secretary were also killed when the helicopter crashed in the Brovary suburb.

The helicopter's wreckage lay outside a burning building.

A fire broke out near the kindergarten, and the children and staff were evacuated.

It was dark and foggy at the time of the crash, and preliminary reports indicate that the helicopter struck a kindergarten before crashing near a residential building.

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