At least 16 people, including two children, have been killed and another 22 received injuries as a result of a helicopter crashed in Brovary city in Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine said on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the head of the Kiev regional military administration Oleksiy Kuleba said that a helicopter crashed in Brovary near a kindergarten and residential buildings.
“A total of 16 people are dead, two of them children. Nine of them were on board the helicopter. Another 22 victims are in hospital, 10 of which are children,” the police said on Telegram.
The police added that Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and his first deputy Yevgeny Enin were killed in the accident.
“This morning, on January 18, a helicopter of the State Emergency Service crashed in Brovary. As a result of the crash, the Minister of Internal Affairs was killed: the minister, the first deputy minister and the Secretary of State,” the police said.