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  • Death toll from military plane crash in Ukraine rises to 25

    Published on September 26, 2020

    In Ukraine, the death toll from a military plane crash in Kharkiv Region has risen to 25. The office of the country’s prosecutor general said in a statement that two people have been admitted to medical facilities in critical condition.

    According to media reports citing Ukrainian Defense Ministry sources, the crash of the An-26 military aircraft was caused by an engine failure.

    The Ukrainian State Emergency Services said, 27 people were aboard the plane that included crew and cadets from a nearby air force university.

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said, a commission was being created to investigate the crash.

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