MOSCOW — The dying toll from the crash of a Russian warplane right into a Russian metropolis rose to fifteen on Tuesday, together with three individuals who died after they jumped from a nine-story residence constructing to flee a large blaze, authorities stated.
A Su-34 bomber got here down Monday within the Sea of Azov port metropolis of Yeysk after one in all its engines caught fireplace throughout takeoff for a coaching mission, the Russian Protection Ministry stated. It stated each crew members bailed out safely, however the aircraft crashed right into a residential space, igniting an enormous fireplace as tons of gas exploded on impression.
After hours of combing by the charred particles, authorities stated 14 folks, together with three youngsters, had been discovered lifeless. One other 19 had been hospitalized with accidents, and one in all them died of extreme burns at an area hospital, bringing the dying toll to fifteen, stated Anna Minkova, a vice governor of the area.
Yeysk, a metropolis of 90,000, is residence to an enormous Russian air base.
The Su-34 is a supersonic twin-engine bomber geared up with subtle sensors and weapons that has been a key strike element of the Russian air drive. The plane has seen extensive use throughout the battle in Syria and the combating in Ukraine.